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/ 22 October 2004

Bush envoy’s double life

President George W Bush’s special envoy, James Baker, who has been trying to persuade the world to forgive Iraq’s crushing debts, is simultaneously working for a commercial concern that is trying to recover money from Iraq, according to confidential documents. Baker’s Carlyle Group is in a consortium secretly proposing to try to collect $27-billion on behalf of Kuwait by using high-level political influence.