David L. Boren

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David Lyle Boren, born April 21, 1941, in Washington, D.C., has served as president of the University of Oklahoma since 1994. Boren is the former United States Senator from Oklahoma from 1979-1994, and was the author of the National Security Education Act of 1991, which established the National Security Education Program (NSEP). The Academy for Educational Development (AED) offers the David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships under NSEP.[1]

"Boren served on the Senate Finance and Agriculture Committees and was also the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Before being elected to the U.S. Senate, Boren served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1975-1979. As governor, he promoted key educational initiatives which have had an enduring impact on Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, the Scholarship-Leadership Enrichment Program, and the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training Program."[2][3]

"Boren is a graduate of Yale University (1963). He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master's degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University in England (1965). In 1968, he received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law."[4]

Biography copied from cache file: National Commission on Teaching & America's Future 1996.

David L. Boren, President, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

"David L. Boren, an Oklahoma native who has served the state as governor and US senator, is the thirteenth president of the University of Oklahoma. He is the first person in the state's history to have served in all three positions.

"As a state legislator, Mr. Boren was coauthor of a bill that established a statewide system of area vocational technical schools. As governor from 1975 through 1979, he promoted key educational initiatives that continue to serve Oklahoma. Established during his tenure were the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute and the Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program. Also, the first state funding for gifted and talented classes was provided in 1976 and, in 1976 through 1978, Oklahoma ranked first in the nation in the percentage of funding increases for higher education.

"As governor, he also established a Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training program, which provides scholarships for medical students and medical personnel who commit to practice in under-served rural areas.

"Mr. Boren's involvement in promoting quality education at all levels is further evidenced by his founding of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence in 1985. During his tenure in the US Senate, Mr. Boren authored the National Security Education Act in 1992 and legislation to restore the full tax deductibility of gifts of appreciated property to universities and other nonprofit organizations in 1993."

In his article "CIA Support for Bin Laden: Who's Responsible?", Michael Phillip Wright of Norman, Oklahoma, wrote in September 2001:

"The current crisis calls for Americans to investigate the records of all Congress members who approved of any legislation enabling U.S. support for the Afghan rebels during the 1980s. Those who supported this hideous adventure deserve severe judgment.

"As an Oklahoman, I am particularly interested in the record of former Senator David Boren, whose close tie to the CIA is well known. He was appointed to the Intelligence Committee in 1985, and later became its Chairman.

"Boren also has close ties to the extreme right. Political Research Associates, a group whose purpose is to expose the threat to democracy presented by right-wing groups, includes Boren as a member of one of the organizations which they have targeted for concern.

"Boren was co-chairman of the Congressional divison of the National Coalition for Peace through Strength (CPTS), a creature of the American Security Council (ASC). The CPTS believed that the USSR and communism were the greatest evils in the world. Other CPTS members included Ronald Reagan, Phyllis Schlafley, and Jesse Helms. Organizational members have included the American Conservative Union, the American Legion, Citizens for Reagan, Young Americans for Freedom, and Young Republicans. PRA also says that emigre groups with a history of association with Nazis were included in the CPTS membership.

"One of the more prominent ASC members was Major General Milnor Roberts, chairman of the Committee for a Free Afghanistan (CFA). During the 1980s proxy war the CFA promoted U.S. support for the Islamic militants whose successors are now being accused of the September 11 attack.

"Boren has also been a close political ally and Congressional puppet for Eddie Gaylord, the reactionary publisher of The Daily Oklahoman, described as 'the worst daily newspaper in America' by a January 1999 article in the Columbia Journalism Review. In the same article, the Review reported that Boren as a Senator had sponsored 'a one-of-a-kind, multimillion-dollar' tax break that would benefit only eight wealthy investors -- one of whom was Gaylord.

"Additionally, Boren's relationship with former CIA director Robert Gates deserves critical scrutiny. Robert Gates was essentially a liar used by Reagan to corrupt the CIA away from its mission of providing the government with accurate assessments of Soviet strength. Under Gates, the CIA's mission came to be the exaggeration of Soviet strength and expansionist tendencies while sabotaging the goal of detente. David Boren was an enthusiastic supporter of Gates and helped push through his nomination as CIA director.

"In a speech available online at the CIA website, Gates boasted about CIA success in Afghanistan, where it supported the anti-Soviet Mujahhadin. He admits that the CIA funneled billions of dollars in supplies and weapons to the Mujahhadin. Oddly enough, he forgot to mention that Bin Laden was one of the beneficiaries."


Transferred from file David Boren:

Former U.S. Senator David Boren, now the president of the University of Oklahoma, is called the mentor of CIA director George J. Tenet. Boren is also interesting because during 2001 Zacarias Moussaoui spent six months in Norman, home of OU, and was taking flight lessons there before he moved to Minneapolis, where he was arrested and later charged with terrorism. He was also receiving wire transfers from the Hamburg Al Qaeda cell while in Norman. Additionally, in August 2001 Boren arranged for CIA officer David Edger to have a visiting professor appointment at OU. Edger had earlier been in charge of CIA surveillance over the Hamburg Al Qaeda cell, which included lead 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta.

When the Minneapolis FBI was asking headquarters for permission to examine Moussoui's computer in August 2001, Tenet's CIA assisted them in their obstruction of a search which may have yielded information to unravel the 9/11 plot before the attack took place. Readers are invited to see these articles where I explore the odd events involving these four men:

  • Advisory Board, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, accessed March 19, 2008.