perle vs. hersh, on blitzer

IIn the other corner, we have Richard Perle, chairman of the Defense Policy Board, a Defense Department advisory group composed “primarily of highly respected former government officials, retired military officers, and academics” who meet several times a year at the Pentagon to “review and assess the country’s strategic defense policies.”
In this New Yorker article, Hersh asks whether Perle, who has been outspoken about his support for a war on Iraq, has a conflict of interest, considering he chairs a managing partner in Trireme, a company that deals with technology, goods, and services that are of value to homeland security. As a special government employee, Perle is not allowed to use his position for any sort of financial gain. Hersh reports that even Perle’s colleagues on the board were unaware of his involvement with Trireme. So, is there a conflict of interest? Seems like a fair question, right?


One Response to “perle vs. hersh, on blitzer”

  1. Jos Says:

    As The Smiths put it, Bigmouth Strikes Again. If a man accused me publicly of being a terrorist, I could buy a brand new house (or maybe more than one if I had a good lawyer) after the corresponding trial.


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