You can't select who ends up sitting on a board with you, but you sure as hell can select who works on your campaign. So perhaps John McCain needs to explain this to the American people:
William Timmons, the Washington lobbyist who John McCain has named to head his presidential transition team, aided an influence effort on behalf of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to ease international sanctions against his regime.
The two lobbyists who Timmons worked closely with over a five year period on the lobbying campaign later either pleaded guilty to or were convicted of federal criminal charges that they had acted as unregistered agents of Saddam Hussein's government.
During the same period beginning in 1992, Timmons worked closely with the two lobbyists, Samir Vincent and Tongsun Park, on a previously unreported prospective deal with the Iraqis in which they hoped to be awarded a contract to purchase and resell Iraqi oil. Timmons, Vincent, and Park stood to share at least $45 million if the business deal went through.
Of course whenever McCain is asked about the lobbyists on his campaign he ends up lying to the American people. So who is the real John McCain? Do we really want someone who employs allies of Saddam Hussein to run this country?