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US: The Pentagon - resignation of Richard Perle

Mike Sullivan sends us Richard Perle's letter of resignation, with he comment: " Richard Perle is not taking any $$$ for the services he has provided Global Crossing. See last paragraph of his resignation letter". Here it is: "I am advising Global Crossing that I will not accept any compensation that might result from their pending acquisition and that any fee for past service would be donated to the families of American forces killed or injured in Iraq". For the full text, see: [Web version:]
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RH: This whole business of conflict of interest is very complicated. For fear of running afoul of he law, Dick Cheney's old company Halliburton has recused itself. See "Cheney's cronies?" (The Economist, 3/22/03).

Ronald Hilton - 3/29/03