Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Baker Man

The Honorable James A. Baker, III was the subject of a recent story.  The speaker shared a table with Mr. Baker at a meeting sponsored by a moderate, philanthropic Muslim group.  Mr. Baker noted his first contact with their representatives, saying they seemed very nice.  When they left his office, Baker sent his staff to Washington, under orders to find out from the CIA who these people were.  In a happy ending, the group checked out and Baker offered his talents.

I'm glad intelligence authorities are responsive to some customers.  That hasn't been my experience.  Unfortunately, my questions involve Mr. Baker's close friends.  Is political pull preventing a response?

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