This is in response to F.B.N.'s thread about Obama having been a member of the New Party, which the right-wing blogs try to portray as extremist. Unlike F.B.N., though, I have chosen to use an MSM source, rather than rely on partisan blogs. McCain linked to group in Iran-Contra affair - Yahoo! News The U.S. Council for World Freedom aided rebels trying to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua. That landed the group in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair and in legal trouble with the Internal Revenue Service, which revoked the charitable organization's tax exemption. The council created by retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub was the U.S. chapter of the World Anti-Communist League, an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. After setting up the U.S. council, Singlaub served as the international league's chairman.