The Strange Case of the Ex-President, the Mining Mogul, and the Dictator

A story from Thursday'sis enough to make your gorge rise. Can you say "crony capitalism?"
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This story from Thursday's New York Times is enough to make your gorge rise.

Can you say"crony capitalism"? I was sure that you could.

The short version:

Bill Clinton flies to Kazakhstan with a buddy who is angling for a huge uranium-mining deal.

Clinton says nice things about the local dictator, endorsing his bid to head the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe: the same outfit that denounced the most recent Kazakh elections as a sham.

The buddy gets the mining deal.

The buddy gives $131 million to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation.

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