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Behind Gates and Rumsfeld


Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek and is the founder and editor of He has written extensively about Robert Gates.

Parry said today: “There have been suspicions that Gates was involved with secret dealings with both Iran and Iraq during the 1980s. Those allegations should be assessed now, before he becomes Secretary of Defense.” Parry is author of the books Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & “Project Truth” and Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.

Holtzman has been a Congresswoman and the district attorney of Brooklyn; she was a member of the House panel that impeached Richard Nixon. She is co-author with Cynthia L. Cooper of the forthcoming book The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens.

Holtzman comments that the departure of Rumsfeld is an attempt to stem public anger which could lead to impeachment.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167