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Bush Funneling Money to al Qaeda-Related Groups

Published: Tue 27 Feb 2007 09:05 AM
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Hersh: Bush Funneling Money to al Qaeda-Related Groups
ThinkProgress.com
Sunday 25 February 2007
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http://thinkprogress.org/2007/02/25/hersh-qaeda/
New Yorker columnist Sy Hersh says the "single most explosive" element of his latest article involves an effort by the Bush administration to stem the growth of Shiite influence in the Middle East (specifically the Iranian government and Hezbollah in Lebanon) by funding violent Sunni groups.
Hersh says the U.S. has been "pumping money, a great deal of money, without congressional authority, without any congressional oversight" for covert operations in the Middle East where it wants to "stop the Shiite spread or the Shiite influence." Hersh says these funds have ended up in the hands of "three Sunni jihadist groups" who are "connected to al Qaeda" but "want to take on Hezbollah."
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