April 30, 2007, - 4:54 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’m not too worried about the DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, naming names, especially if they’re more “customers” like Randall Tobias–who swiftly resigned when a whiff of his name was connected to the story and he was identified as a “patron.”
Much ado has been made out of the fact that Tobias was Bush’s AIDS Czar. But far more interesting is his other job.
While Tobias was apparently the john of the DC Madam, he whored himself–and U.S. taxpayer money–out to Hezbollah. As I wrote, last summer, during the Hezbollah War, FOX News’ Shepard Smith was in Lebanon with Tobias. He asked Tobias–live, on the air–how he could prevent U.S. aid packages from being acquired and used by Hezbollah. Tobias hemmed and hawed and tapdanced. But he couldn’t answer. And Smith showed that in Southern Lebanon, the US aid–all aid–was basically doled out by Hezbollah. And used to recruit and keep current recruits loyal to the Islamic terrorist group.
But Tobias didn’t care or hesitate from continuing to hand our tax-funded goods and foodstuffs to its ultimate end-user, Hezbollah–the group which nonchalantly mass-murdered our Marines and blew up our embassy.
From my August 17, 2006 post:
And then there is USAID Ambassador/Administrator Randall L. Tobias, a Bush appointee. Ironically, USAID is part of the OPIC, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which Tobias heads. But there is nothing “private” about the Enron-style investment American taxpayers are involuntarily making with billions now pouring into Lebanon.
On Tuesday, he was interviewed by FOX News’ Shepard Smith–the only TV journalist asking any tough questions. Smith reported that all Red Cross and other aid in South Lebanon and other Hezbollah-controlled areas goes straight to Hezbollah. Hezbollah administers it, without any interference–or oversight–from outsiders. That will not change anytime soon.
Smith asked Tobias if he will work directly with Hezbollah to administer the gazillions in U.S. aid now going to “Lebanon.” Tobias repeatedly danced around the question and wouldn’t answer. That means the answer is a big “Y-E-S.”
Guh-reat! The U.S. openly nodding and winking at giving billions of our money to those who tortured and murdered hundreds of Americans and are helping Al-Qaeda continue to do so in Iraq. Brilliant.
Tobias, when he did answer, said something just as frightening. He told Smith that he will work with “NGOs”–Non-Governmental Organizations–to distribute the billions in aid. If lack of oversight of USAID money is a hemorrhaging gash, oversight of NGOs is a mammoth black hole.
But in the U.S., the two biggest U.S.-based NGOs operating in the Islamic world are Islamic “charities” under investigation by several federal agencies for money-laundering to terrorists.
Randall Tobias apparently knew all ends of the whoring biz–figuratively . . . AND literally.
Good riddance, Mr. Tobias. If only you’d left sooner.
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