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Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Thursday, February 03, 2005 10:07 AM on j-body.org
"Elliott Abrams, who pleaded guilty in 1991 to withholding information from Congress in the Iran-contra affair, was promoted to deputy national security adviser to President Bush."

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Typical of the administration to do this when news outlets are preoccupied with SOTU stories.

Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Thursday, February 03, 2005 10:09 AM on j-body.org
And for those who don't have access to the Washington Post:

washingtonpost.com
Iran-Contra Figure to Lead Democracy Efforts Abroad

From News Services
Thursday, February 3, 2005; Page A25

Elliott Abrams, who pleaded guilty in 1991 to withholding information from Congress in the Iran-contra affair, was promoted to deputy national security adviser to President Bush.

Abrams, who previously was in charge of Middle East affairs, will be responsible for pushing Bush's strategy for advancing democracy.

The White House also announced yesterday that Faryar Shirzad, a deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs, will take on added responsibilities for humanitarian affairs, stabilization and reconstruction efforts.

Prior to joining the NSC staff, Shirzad was assistant secretary for import administration at the Commerce Department. Before that, he was the lead coordinator of international trade policy for the Bush-Cheney transition team.

The White House had earlier tapped J.D. Crouch, the U.S. ambassador to Romania, for the No. 2 job at the National Security Council, under national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley.

Abrams has served as special assistant to the president and senior director for Near East and North African affairs since December 2002. He will continue work on Israeli-Palestinian affairs in concert with Hadley and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Abrams's 1991 plea stemmed from the congressional inquiry into the Iran-contra affair during President Ronald Reagan's administration. On Oct. 10, 1986, Abrams, then a State Department employee, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he did not know that Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North was directing illegal arms sales to Iran and diverting the proceeds to assist the Nicaraguan contras.

Abrams was pardoned by Bush's father, President George H.W. Bush.

His name surfaced last year as part of the investigation into who leaked the name of a CIA operative whose husband publicly disputed Bush administration claims that Iraq tried to buy uranium in Africa. White House spokesman Scott McClellan has said that Abrams denied responsibility.
Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Thursday, February 03, 2005 2:56 PM on j-body.org
Nice to know that one hand washes the other when it comes to sketchy pardons... even with Repbulicans.



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Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Thursday, February 03, 2005 7:25 PM on j-body.org
get off the guy's jock..everyone deserves another chance to make up for their mistakes. failure isn't final.




Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Friday, February 04, 2005 12:14 PM on j-body.org
not to be a douche, andazzo, but would you say the same if your g/f cheated on you?

to be honest, i hope not. You'd think she would have paid attention at the orientation meeting.

A little life lesson for everyone, never plan on second chances--it helps you not screw up on your first chance.


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Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Friday, February 04, 2005 5:54 PM on j-body.org
^^^ Here, Here!

The problem is that he didn't just make an oops or two, he witheld information and then lied about it also. That's the first and second strike. Are you saying he deserves a third crack at the apple? When he knew damned well the first and second time that he wasn't supposed to be doing something, yet did them anyway?

It doesn't matter the number of times you get caught, it's the number of times you ignore your moral compass or consience.



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Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Friday, February 04, 2005 10:31 PM on j-body.org
im saying its not your decision so let it go.




Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Saturday, February 05, 2005 9:47 AM on j-body.org
Doesn't make it right either way.




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Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Saturday, February 05, 2005 12:27 PM on j-body.org
good scapegoat though if things go bad;

"he lied last time, must have done it again"
-GW Bush

possibly a hint at forethought, good for him





Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 7:42 PM on j-body.org
can i say im not surprised?



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Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:30 PM on j-body.org
Somebody needs to revoke Bush's spending abilities.... We are not rich enough to spread democracy around to the entire world.

Nothing he does suprises me anymore. How could Daddy Bush allow such an idiot to run our country? A dynasty doesn't mean $#@ if there is no more country.




Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Thursday, February 17, 2005 3:08 PM on j-body.org
Then you had better make sure your countrymen don't allow Jeb to make it to a republican convention.




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Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Saturday, February 19, 2005 1:55 PM on j-body.org
god thats a scary thought



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Re: Lied, pleaded guilty, pardoned, then promoted.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 7:10 AM on j-body.org
Bush knows what he wants... and he got it.




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