Lone Wolf Or a Pack of Lies?

Critics charge that the Bush Administration staged a cover-up by fingering a single bank official for making unauthorized loans to Iraq, and there is mounting evidence that he had accomplices

CRITICS OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRAtion call the affair "Iraqgate." The Administration's defenders call it a "witch hunt." Others call it a confusing mess. But whatever the term, the overeager attempts by the Reagan and Bush administrations to make friends with Iraq in the years before the Persian Gulf War -- and later attempts to contain the political damage of that failed policy -- have become yet another problem for George Bush as he struggles against increasingly heavy odds to win a second term.

Iraqgate is apparently not another Watergate. Despite superheated rhetoric from some quarters, there is still little or no...

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