More Perle! This Slate
article has a most revealing quote from Perle in 1989:
The best critic of Richard Perle's willingness to work both sides of the revolving door between government and business turns out to be … Richard Perle. Craig Hooper, a "Press Box" Auxiliary member, dug up a revealing quotation from ex-Chairman Perle collected during his last ride on the ethics-go-round.
The background is that back in 1989, after seven years of boosting Turkey inside the Pentagon as a Bush I appointee, Perle helped found International Advisors Inc., which lobbied for Turkey. Perle negotiated his way around federal regulations that prevent Pentagon officials from immediately serving interests, like Turkey, that they recently dealt with in an official capacity. He told the Wall Street Journal's John J. Fialka he wouldn't lobby the Pentagon on behalf of Turkey but he would head the firm's advisory committee, for which he was paid $48,000 a year between 1989 and 1994.
In the Journal piece, the ethical Perle stated:
I find very distasteful this business where people leave the government and the next thing you know, they're on the other side of the table negotiating with the U.S.