AP Attacks McCain Over Iran-Contra, Announces True Reason

The Obama Compliant Media is carrying the water buckets up the hill: McCain linked to private group in Iran-Contra case. Let’s start with paragraph 2, where the AP’s intentions for writing this article are announced

McCain’s ties are facing renewed scrutiny after his campaign criticized Barack Obama for his link to a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago.

In the tank. This is the same press who have ignored Ayers, Wright, Pflagar, ACORN, Chicago politicians, and every other association that puts Obama in a bad light, till they could spin them away using Barry Camp talking points.

GOP presidential nominee John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair.

Getting beyond the fact that very few people understood what the heck was going on with Iran-Contra in the first place, this matters why? Democrats blocked all monetary support for the anti-communist/Soviet forces in Nicaragua. Fighting against communist forces was bad in the Democrats eyes. For the Iranian part, it started off as a way of establishing new diplomatic ties to Iran. But, really, old news, so, who cares? Especially since

The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. The group was dedicated to stamping out communism around the globe.

The council’s founder, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain became associated with the organization in the early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in Arizona. Singlaub said McCain was a supporter but not an active member in the group.

“McCain was a new guy on the block learning the ropes,” Singlaub told The Associated Press in an interview. “I think I met him in the Washington area when he was just a new congressman. We had McCain on the board to make him feel like he wasn’t left out. It looks good to have names on a letterhead who are well-known and appreciated.

“I don’t recall talking to McCain at all on the work of the group,” Singlaub said.

So, it was a token appointment, McCain was not involved at all, just a name. Remind me what your point of this story was, AP? Ah, I bet it was to protect Obama and to use the word “Nazi” in a story about McCain, who says he resigned from the group in 1984 and asked for his name to be removed in 1986

“I don’t ever remember hearing about his resigning, but I really wasn’t worried about that part of our activities, a housekeeping thing,” said Singlaub. “If he didn’t want to be on the board that’s OK. It wasn’t as if he had been active participant and we were going to miss his help. He had no active interest. He certainly supported us.”

So, McCain pretty much did zip with the group. And the only person with so-called Nazi ties was Roger Pearson, who, after become the chairman in 1979, was expelled in 1980 for connections to neo-Nazi groups, which means……that’s right, he was gone well before McCain became a “member.”

Funny how the story showed up on The Huffington Post and The Daily Kos, and now is showing up in the Credentialed Media.

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