Is this nepotism or is it just a small world?
- Douglas J. Feith is undersecretary of defense for policy. His former firm
has recently established a task force dealing with issues and opportunities relating to the recently ended war with Iraq. …[It] is assisting regional construction and logistics firms to collaborate with contractors from the United States and other coalition countries in implementing infrastructure and other reconstruction projects in Iraq. Through its Washington, D.C., office, ZGC is also assisting American companies in their relations with the United States government in connection with Iraqi reconstruction projects as prime contractors and consultants.
- Joe Allbaugh “served as the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President George Bush until March 2003” and before that “was Chief of Staff to then-Governor Bush of Texas and was the National Campaign Manager for the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign.” (statements within quotes from here.) He is now the CEO of New Bridge Strategies,
a unique company that was created specifically with the aim of assisting clients to evaluate and take advantage of business opportunities in the Middle East following the conclusion of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Its activities will seek to expedite the creation of free and fair markets and new economic growth in Iraq, consistent with the policies of the Bush Administration. The opportunities evolving in Iraq today are of such an unprecedented nature and scope that no other existing firm has the necessary skills and experience to be effective both in Washington, D.C. and on the ground in Iraq.
- Salem Chalabi is the nephew of Ahmed Chalabi and now the founder of the Iraqi International Law Group.
The lawyers and professionals of IILG have dared to take the lead in bringing private sector investment and experience to the New Iraq. Our task is to provide a “last mile” connection between foreign capital, initiative, technology, experience and know-how and the organizations, enterprises, institutions and entrepreneurs in Iraq eager to rebuild this ancient and war-torn country, to catalyze and ignite the realization of the New Iraq’s huge economic potential.
- Haley Barbour is a former RNC chairman and currently CEO of Barbour Griffith & Rogers, Inc. Josh Marshall has some interesting links between his firm and New Brisge Strategies.
You tell me what’s happening here.