posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 05:09 PM
reply to post by jackinthebox
Hi JITB: Just to clarify: Mr. Parry did not set up my dad. Someone high up in the govt did - someone who was trying to pin the blame for Iran/Contra
scandal, on my dad. They threatened to smear his reputation and destroy him unless he "resigned". (I will also add that Pres. Reagan wasn't
involved in any of this.)
Mr. Parry took the bait and reported that my dad was one of the primary players - which he wasn't, he wasn't involved in it at all. When my dad
requested a retraction, Mr. Parry refused. That's when dad sued him and won. He didn't go for money, he just wanted a retraction printed.
Unfortunately, I keep finding his name as a guilty party in alot of books after 1982, when all this happened. They use Robert Parry for a reference or
they use a source who got it from Robert Parry. At any rate, all roads to this reference keep coming back to Mr. Parry. He didnt set up my dad, but he
didn't do his homework, either, and didn't seem to care much about the facts, even when presented to him. Thus, I don't think he's a very good
journalist. He never interviewed my dad, or spoke to him, either, meaning he didn't get the other side of the story. To this day, my family are
fighting writers who got misinformed. I'm about to contact one of them now to discuss a retraction.
Anyway, I don't know about the veracity of the Aljezeera paper, but in this instance, I think they got it right. This is an illegal, inhumane war and
I do believe that Bush, Cheney and a few others are war criminals. Anyway, my 2 cents.