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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Christopher Meyer's DC Confidential

The excerpts of his book are here. It appears that former PM John Major was staying with the ambassador on 9/11. I was intrigued by this:
John Major was due to head off to a meeting of the Carlyle Group, one of the most powerful private equity firms in the US, whose European arm he chaired.Catherine urged him not to go downtown, but he did.

He returned at lunch to say there had been a brief meeting of the Carlyle Group people, who had then gone their separate ways. "I met Mr Bin Laden this morning," he reported. This was, it transpired, one of Osama's many siblings, a major Carlyle investor.


Blogger Soultan of Swing said...

This thing was covered in Fahrenheit 9/11 if I remember right. I think James Baker and George HW Bush (Senior Bush) were also part of the Carlyle group - Bush apparently wasnt at the meeting though.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Quizman said...

SofS - Yes, no problem in being part of the Carlyle Group at all. Just that Mr. Major was rather insensitive in attending a meeting with them on that day, especially considering the people who attended.

7:29 PM  

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