WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain served on the advisory board to the U.S. chapter of an international group linked to ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America in the 1980s.
The U.S. Council for World Freedom also aided rebels trying to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua. That landed the group in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair and in legal trouble with the Internal Revenue Service, which revoked the charitable organization's tax exemption.
The council created by retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub was the U.S. chapter of the World Anti-Communist League, an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. After setting up the U.S. council, Singlaub served as the international league's chairman.
McCain also failed to disclose this when he entered congress. It appears McCain also made personal contributions to the contra cause. The contras were brutal, and were involved in the massive smuggling of drugs. Any crimes committed by the Weathermen look like juvenile pranks compared to what the contras used to do every day to Nicaraguans. Obama served on an education board at the same time as a former anti-American terrorist. McCain served on a council actively aiding pro-American terrorists, and gave money to said terrorists. Which do you think will get more play?