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Thursday, Mar 13, 2003

offshore accountings

"WASHINGTON ó Richard Perle, the influential foreign policy hawk, is suing journalist Seymour Hersh over an article he wrote implying that Mr. Perle is using his position as a Pentagon adviser to benefit financially from a war to liberate Iraq.

"I intend to launch legal action in the United Kingdom. Iím talking to Queenís Counsel right now," Mr. Perle, who chairs the Pentagonís Defense Policy Board, a non-paying position, told The New York Sun last night.

He said he is suing in Britain because it is easier to win such cases there, where the burden on plaintiffs is much less."