According to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 George W. Bush had a business relationship with the Bin Laden Family.

Are there any credible media who explains what kind of business relationship that was if any?

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    The Bin Laden family apparently run the biggest construction company in the world, so that wouldn't be particularly unsurprising. – curiousdannii Jun 7 '18 at 12:00
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    This question is rather vague, and is more suited to Skeptics.SE than politics.SE. – Andrew Grimm Jun 7 '18 at 12:20
  • @AndrewGrimm, why? Answer have sources added. And NY times is rather valuable source, is it? – user2501323 Jun 7 '18 at 12:33
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    In order to see this in the proper context, you might also want to consider just how big the Bin Laden family is actually. Osama Bin Laden's father had over 50 children with 22 different wives. And that's not the only branch of the family. Quite a lot of men in that family are international business people with million dollar net-worth. So you might have a hard time finding people who can not be somehow connected to the Bin Laden family. – Philipp Jun 7 '18 at 12:45
  • @PbxMan That's just their nuclear family. The whole family tree is several orders of magnitude bigger. Also: Six Degrees of Separation Theory. – Philipp Jun 7 '18 at 13:35

From Wikipedia:

The bin Laden family (Arabic: بن لادن‎, bin Lādin), also spelled bin Ladin, is a wealthy family intimately connected with the innermost circles of the Saudi royal family ... The financial interests of the bin Laden family are represented by the Saudi Binladin Group, a global oil and equity management conglomerate grossing $2 billion annually, and the largest construction firm in the world, with offices in London, Dubai and Geneva.

From NY Times 2001:

Financial and regional influence has won the [Bin Laden] family and its business an array of prominent visitors from the United States. Trips for American businesses arranged by the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council, a Washington trade organization, often feature visits with the Saudi Binladin Group.

In recent years, Frank C. Carlucci, the chairman of [the] Carlyle [Group] and a former secretary of defense, has visited the family's headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as have former President George Bush and James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state. Mr. Bush works as an adviser to Carlyle, and Mr. Baker is a partner in the firm.

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    These quotes are vague need a little more historical context. As is it's unclear about exactly what business Mr. Bush and friends have or have not considered, enabled, expedited, or concluded with the Saudi Binladin Group and why. – agc Jun 7 '18 at 16:07

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