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How will President George W. Bush personally make millions (if not billions) from the War on Terror and Iraq?  The old fashioned way.  He'll inherit it. 
Meet The Carlyle Group
Former World Leaders and Washington Insiders Making Billions in the War on Terrorism
Bush Carlucci Baker Darman Ramos Major
George Bush, Sr. Frank Carlucci, Former Secretary of Defense and Deputy Director of the CIA
US President and
Vice President
Former Director
of the CIA 
Former Secretary of Defense
Deputy Director
of the CIA
Secretary of State
Sec. of Treasury 
White House
Budget Advisor
Bush / Clinton
Former President of the Philippines Former Prime Minister of England
Senior Advisor
Retired 10/03 Shareholder
Chairman Emeritus
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Senior Counselor
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Managing Director
Carlyle Asia
Advisory Board
Retired 2/04
Carlyle Europe Chairman


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Oliver Burkeman and Julian Borger Wednesday October 31, 2001

It is hard to imagine an address closer to the heart of American power. The offices of the Carlyle Group are on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, midway between the White House and the Capitol building, and within a stone's throw of the headquarters of the FBI and numerous government departments. The address reflects Carlyle's position at the very center of the Washington establishment, but amid the frenetic politicking that has occupied the higher reaches of that world in recent weeks, few have paid it much attention. Elsewhere, few have even heard of it...

But since the start of the "war on terrorism", the firm - unofficially valued at $13.5bn - has taken on an added significance. Carlyle has become the thread which indirectly links American military policy in Afghanistan to the personal financial fortunes of its celebrity employees, not least the current president's father. And, until earlier this month, Carlyle provided another curious link to the Afghan crisis: among the firm's multi-million-dollar investors were members of the family of Osama bin Laden   More...

Carlyle's Way Red Herring Business Magazine
Dan Briody, author of The Iron Triangle   Wednesday January 8, 2002

Like everyone else in the United States, the group stood transfixed as the events of September 11 unfolded. Present were former secretary of defense Frank Carlucci, former secretary of state James Baker III, and representatives of the bin Laden family. This was not some underground presidential bunker or Central Intelligence Agency interrogation room. It was the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., the plush setting for the annual investor conference of one of the most powerful, well-connected, and secretive companies in the world: the Carlyle Group. And since September 11, this little-known company has become unexpectedly important...

And as the Carlyle investors watched the World Trade towers go down, the group's prospects went up.  In running what its own marketing literature spookily calls "a vast, interlocking, global network of businesses and investment professionals" that operates within the so-called iron triangle of industry, government, and the military, the Carlyle Group leaves itself open to any number of conflicts of interest and stunning ironies. For example, it is hard to ignore the fact that Osama bin Laden's family members, who renounced their son ten years ago, stood to gain financially from the war being waged against him until late October, when public criticism of the relationship forced them to liquidate their holdings in the firm. Or consider that U.S. president George W. Bush is in a position to make budgetary decisions that could pad his father's bank account. But for the Carlyle Group, walking that narrow line is the art of doing business at the murky intersection of Washington politics, national security, and private capital; mastering it has enabled the group to amass $12 billion in funds under management.

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