The Bush-Carlyle Group
Special Report, 2002
"[Frank Carlucci, chairman of the
Carlyle Group], was brought into the Nixon Administration by Donald
Rumsfeld, his roommate and wrestling partner at Princeton, and
quickly make his way into senior positions at the Office of Economic
Opportunity (where he worked with Dick Cheney), the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare (where he was mentored by Caspar
Weinberger) and the White House Office of Management and Budget
(where he hired an up-and-coming Army officer named Colin Powell)."
Crony Capitalism Goes
April 1, 2002
"William Conway, managing director
and co-founder of the Carlyle Group, was talking recently about the
media coverage of his bank and the cast of ex-Presidents and former
officials, including George H.W. Bush, James Baker III and Frank
Carlucci, on its payroll."
Dark heart of the
June 16, 2002
"On 11 September, while Al-Qaeda's
planes slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the
Carlyle Group hosted a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the
guests of honour was a valued investor: Shafig bin Laden, brother to
The Carlyle Connection
Week of May 1 - 7, 2002
"Make that a very close friend.
Two internal Defense Department documents -- letters between Carlyle
and Rumsfeld -- recently made available to the Voice show the
intimate relationship between the Bush administration and the
The Big Guys Work For the Carlyle
March 18, 2002
"Are you the sort of
person who believes in conspiracies--the Trilateral Commission
secretly runs the world, that sort of thing? Well, then, here's a
company for you. The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C., buyout firm,
is one of the nation's largest defense contractors. It has billions
of dollars at its disposal and employs a few important people. Maybe
you've heard of them: former Secretary of State Jim Baker, former
Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, and former White House budget
director Dick Darman. Wait, we're just getting warmed up. William
Kennard, who recently headed the FCC, and Arthur Levitt, who just
left the SEC, also work for Carlyle. As do former British Prime
Minister John Major and former Philippines President Fidel Ramos.
Let's see, are we forgetting anyone? Oh, right, former President
George Herbert Walker Bush is on the payroll too."
Arms Buildup Enriches
Firm Staffed by Big Guns
January 10, 2002
"President George W.
Bush's father works for Carlyle; so does former Defense Secretary
Frank C. Carlucci, whose close friend Donald H. Rumsfeld now runs
the Pentagon; and so does a stellar cast of retired generals and
Cabinet secretaries, including former Secretary of State James A.
January 8, 2002
"Like everyone else
in the United States, the group stood transfixed as the events of
September 11 unfolded. Present were former secretary of defense
Frank Carlucci, former secretary of state James Baker III, and
representatives of the bin Laden family. This was not some
underground presidential bunker or Central Intelligence Agency
interrogation room. It was the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., the
plush setting for the annual investor conference of one of the most
powerful, well-connected, and secretive companies in the world: the
Carlyle Group. And since September 11, this little-known company has
become unexpectedly important."
Bush, bin Laden and the Carlyle
November 10, 2001
"I hate conspiracy
theories, but the saga of the Bush and bin Laden
families' relationship through the Carlyle Group is fascinating
and largely undisputed."