Re: New evidence re: Bush’s October Surprise deal


Richard Moore

Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 03:38:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: c
To: "Richard K. Moore" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: New evidence re: Bush's  October Surprise deal

I'll check out your reference but I think I have already made up my mind
on this one:

Bush did not go to Paris.  Anyone who says he flew him there is lying or
hallucinating or something.

It would have been stupid for the Republican vice-presidential candidate
to make such a trip.  One chance glance from a journalist -- one chance
click from a tourist with a camera -- and the game would have been up.
Bush is vicious but he isn't dumb.  Casey, an unknown face in the crowd at
that time, had all the authority needed to swing the deal.  More authority
than Bush did, in fact:  Casey was Reagan's campaign manager.  Bush,
despite his prior CIA and other positions, was an appendage at that point.

So the more I hear people assert that they saw or squired Bush himself,
the less credence I give those particular people.

But I am quite convinced that the October Surprise happened exactly as
Gary Sick discovered from his various sources both American and Iranian.

Bush was back home in the league where he belonged.  Casey was at the bat.
And this time he didn't strike out.

Dear c,

You may of course be right, but I find your reasoning unconvincing.  The
transport and security arrangemenst routinely available to officials and
intelligence agencies is well accustomed to handling `black visits' on a
routine basis and with considerable competence.

Note that our `revelation' came from someone normally expected to keep his
confidences, and not from any chance glance.  You do realize, don't you,
that `black visitors' don't go walking about outside secure areas unless in
opaque-glassed limos?

And there are clear reasons why Bush would have wanted to make the trip in
person, and why the Iranians would have preferred to talk to the incoming
boss rather than to the lame duck or some underling.  Both sides gain
prestige in their inner circles, and the Iranians gain, in their
perception, some black-mail chips.