Moore no longer the goat
Not for the first time, Andrew Sullivan seems to be embracing rhetoric that he had previously ridiculed. So today:
From Christopher Meyer's new book, a story about former British prime minister, John Major, on September 11, 2001:
>>John Major was due to head off to a meeting of the Carlyle Group, one of the most powerful private equity firms in the US, whose European arm he chaired.
Catherine urged him not to go downtown [in Washington], but he did. He returned at lunch to say there had been a brief meeting of the Carlyle Group people, who had then gone their separate ways. "I met Mr Bin Laden this morning," he reported. This was, it transpired, one of Osama's many siblings, a major Carlyle investor.<<
Business must go on, I guess.
Wait a minute ... Carlyle group ... Bin Laden ... 9/11? That's crazy talk:
[duc de Sully, July 2004]THE LIES OF FAHRENHEIT III: On the Carlyle Group and how the Saudis allegedly bought the Bushes.
Can pet goats and trans-Asian oil pipelines be far behind?