Another Clouded Clinton Appointee

The export-hungry Clinton Administration has a controversial choice for top promoter of U.S. products abroad: Lauri Fitz-Pegado. Two years ago, as Washington mulled going to war in the Persian Gulf, Fitz-Pegado helped Hill & Knowlton's Kuwaiti clients whip up support for U.S. intervention with tales of Iraqi atrocities. As a managing director of international affairs for the public-relations firm, she prepped 15-year-old Nayira Al-Sabah to appear before the U.N. Security Council and Congress and testify that she saw Iraqi soldiers remove Kuwaiti babies from hospital respirators.

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