Served as Assistant to President Bush, Chief of Staff to
the Vice President Dick Cheney, and Assistant to the Vice
President for National Security Affairs from 2001 to 2005.
He is the highest-ranking White House official to be convicted
of a felony since the Iran-Contra scandal of the mid-1980s.
The case brought new attention to the Bush administration's
much-criticized handling of weapons of mass destruction intelligence
in the run-up to the Iraq war.
During the four-and-a-half years before the formal charge
laid against him, Libby had been
"scooting" from scandal to scandal, including the
Iraq intelligence debacle and the secret meetings about Halliburton
Neoconservative columnist and commentator with articles
appearing regularly on Fox News, Washington Post, Time magazine
and The Weekly Standard.
He asserted that Saddam Hussein’s possession of weapons
of mass destruction was certain.
Recently he gloated coldly in his column on the brutal murder
of ammar Gaddafi: "You’ve got your Mexican standoff,
your Russian roulette, your Chinese water torture [apparently
the world only knows about water board torture by CIA, but
needs to be educated by this American-Jew what water torture
is]. And now, your Libyan
crossfire. That’s when a pistol is applied to the head
and a bullet crosses from one temple to the other." [What
a blood-thirsty xxx!]
Worked for Perle, the assistant secretary of defence to
President Ronald Reagan, and supported a number of hardline
pro-Israel groups like the Center for Security Policy (CSP)
and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).
Prior to the 9/11
terrorist attacks, Bryen was part of a core group of
foreign policy hardliners and neoconservatives who advocated
on overthrowing Saddam Hussein.
In a January 2002 article for National Review Online, Bryen
pushed the erroneous thesis that Iraq had maintained a well-developed
biological weapons program since the first Gulf War in 1991,
making it the “leading threat” to “global survival.”
He once had a role in deciding what sensitive U.S. military
technology would be made available to Israel for use in its
own burgeoning arms industry, and has been accused of using
his insider connections in Washington to the benefit of Israel.
While still a Canadian citizen, he was one of the few foreign
nationals working within the White House, as President Bush's
speechwriter, and was widely cited
as having authored the phrase “axis of evil,”
Being a vociferous voices in White House calling for war
in Iraq, he wrote in 2003 claiming that the Iraqis 'welcoming
A co-founder of the Project for the New American Century,
and a foreign policy advisor to New York Representative and
Republican vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp, he worked at the State
Department Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.
Like other neoconservatives, he is a hawk on Middle East
policies. During the George W. Bush presidency, he was an
eager booster of the Iraq war.
A Swiss-American dual citizen and the Middle East Adviser
to US Vice President Dick Cheney, and once served as special
assistant to John R. Bolton at the State Department.
He was also a former research fellow on the Middle East
at the American Enterprise Institute.
In 2000, he helped draft a document entitled “Ending Syria’s
Occupation of Lebanon: the US Role?”, which claimed that
Syria was developing “weapons of mass destruction”.
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Undersecretary of
Defences Douglas Feith appointed Wurmser to a secret two-man
Pentagon intelligence unit. One of their products, days after
the attacks, was a memo that suggested “hitting targets outside
the Middle East in the initial offensive” or a “non-Al Qaeda
target like Iraq.”
On September 4, 2004, he was questioned by FBI counterintelligence
investigators about the passing of classified information
to Ahmad Chalabi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
   
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