THIS OBIT FOR JAMES BEASLEY RAN TODAY IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.
It turns out that Woolsey was out marketing his services as an expert witness on the Saddam Hussein-al Qaeda connection and with Woolsey’s help, Beasley won a $104 million suit on behalf of two families of men killed in the 9/11 attacks by al Qaeda.
The judgment has never been collected from either Saddam or bin Laden, but I wonder if Woolsey collected his fees for this case.
Here is the relevant text from the obituary:
Los Angeles Times — PASSINGS
James Beasley, 78; Sued Bin Laden, Hussein on Behalf of 9/11 Victims
James E. Beasley, 78, a Philadelphia lawyer who successfully sued Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein on behalf of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, died of lymphoma Saturday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
In May 2003, although he had been unable to collect it, Beasley won a $104-million judgment for the families of two men killed in the attacks by Al Qaeda.
A federal judge agreed that Hussein’s Iraq had provided “material support” to Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, after Beasley presented testimony from former CIA director James Woolsey Jr. and a photograph by a satellite company showing an apparent terrorist training camp near Baghdad.
I knew Jim Woolsey had some financial conflicts of interest when he asserted the connection between Hussein and 9/11, but I didn’t know that he made an industry this extensive out of it.
Wait, I take that back. . .I did.
— Steve Clemons