The Crimes of Mena:

Bush's Early CIA Experience


"The Man Who Wasn't There, 'George Bush,' C.I.A. Operative"
By Joseph McBride

THE NATION, July 16/23, 1988

Vice President George Bush's resume is his most highly touted asset as 
a candidate.   But a recently discovered F.B.I. memorandum raises the 
possibility that, like many resumes, it omits some facts the applicant
would rather not talk about: specifically, that he worked for the Central 
Intelligence Agency in 1963, more than a decade before he became its 
director.

The F.B.I. memorandum, dated November 29, 1963, is from Director J. 
Edgar Hoover to the State Department and is subject-headed "Assassination 
of President John F. Kennedy November 22, 1963."  In it, Hoover reports 
that the Bureau had briefed "Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence 
Agency" shortly after the assassination on the reaction of Cuban exiles 
in Miami.  A source with close connections to the intelligence community 
confirms that Bush started working for the agency in 1960 or 1961, 
using his oil business as a cover for clandestine activities.


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