Thursday, August 04, 2005

Denny, you've been a bad, bad, boy.

Raw Story has the scoop. Vanity Fair’s September edition will report that Dennis Hastert, Republican congressman from Illinois and Speaker of the House since 1999, seems to be down with the Turks. Sibel Edmonds, an FBI translator, heard some interesting things. Raw Story writes, She reported hearing Turkish wiretap targets boast that they had a covert relationship with a very senior Republican indeed—Dennis Hastert. The one quote from the article that really stands out... "Some of the calls reportedly contained what sounded like references to large scale drug shipments and other crimes."Here is another snippet...

"Edmonds reportedly added that the recordings contained repeated references to Hastert’s flip-flop in the fall of 2000," Rose pens, "over an issue which remains of intense concern to the Turkish government—the continuing campaign to have Congress designate the killings of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 a genocide. For many years, attempts had been made to get the House to pass a genocide resolution, but they never got anywhere until August 2000, when Hastert, as Speaker, announced that he would give it his backing and see that it received a full House vote…Thanks to Hastert, the resolution, vehemently opposed by the Turks, passed… Then on October 19, minutes before the full House vote, Hastert withdrew it. He attributed it to a letter from President Clinton.

...Very tricky Denny boy. Very, very tricky.


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