Friday, May 05, 2006

White House secret documents passed on

A former US marine who worked at the White House has admitted passing "top secret" information to Philippine political figures to help in an attempt to overthrow the country’s government.

Filipino-American Leandro Aragoncillo admitted he met co-conspirators at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, in January 2001, the US Justice Department said.


The story has been around for a few months, I though it had been buried. But no, US prosecutors have obviously been getting their ducks in a row.
When it first broke, in the Philippines, accusations were directed at the White House for attempting to destabilize their government.
I don’t know that the average US Joe would even know where the country is, never mind be concerned at the Bush administration meddling in the politics of another country.

3 comments:

reality-based educator said...

I wondered what had happened to that story too. This was the marine who worked in the VP's office, right? I think he started under Gore and remained in his position when Cheney took over.

It is amazing how all the good stuff comes out of the VP's office, isn't it?

Cartledge said...

Isn't that the office which advises the world on ethical behaviour? Such a great and reliable role model.

reality-based educator said...

And a helluva good shot too! Duck!