The Baker-Saudi connection

Don't miss TPM's eye-opening post on President Bush's appointment of James Baker as a personal envoy to Iraq to deal with, among other things, with the Saddam regime's odious debt. Baker's law firm currently represents Saudi Arabia, which was a major creditor to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, and also sits on the board of the Carlyle Group, which advises Iraq on financial matters. Just follow the links.