Hill & Knowlton, backed by the first Bush administration and sympathetic lawmakers eager to protect oil interests in Kuwait, orchestrated a hearing before the House Human Rights Caucus. The Oct. 10,1990 event featured a witnessthe daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the U.S.-who hadn't seen the incubator incident. But the truth didn't emerge until it was too late. Due to "firsthand" accounts of atrocities from other "witnesses" coached by Hill & Knowlton, the narrative caught fire. Soon President George H.W. Bush was repeating the trope, and the intervention was transformed from war for oil into a humanitarian mission for incubator babies "scattered like firewood across the floor." Within months, the Kuwaitis, with the help of the best American flacks money could buy, got their war."[[Charlie Black]] is not loyal to America, he is loyal to his client list-that's how he makes the big money," [Stephen Van Evera] complains. "Anyone who thinks he won't continue to be loyal to his clients after [John McCain] gets into office is smoking something." One needs only to look at top McCain foreign-policy aide [Randy Scheunemann] to see the blurring line between client and country. When McCain suggests there will be "severe, long-term negative consequences" for Russia if it doesn't leave Georgia alone, how do Americans know that isn't the $800,000 Scheunemann's lobbying shop has gotten from Georgia since 2004 talking?Sarah Palin, fresh from tutoring by Scheunemann, predictably told ABC's Charlie Gibson that Russian aggression toward Georgia was "unprovoked" and "unacceptable," and that the U.S. can't "second guess what Israel has to do to secure its nation."