Today, blogging with Alberto, I remembered something from the past. During the Iran-Contra hearings, I listened to Arthur Lyman as he examined Ollie North under oath. Lyman was/is (?) a quite brilliant man. He started the examination by saying, "Colonel North, I have read enough of you, and I think we understand each other." Ollie wouldn't offer anything, nor could he lie. Lyman crucified him. Ollie divulged information about the "Enterprise" - a separate, "off-shore" structure from the U.S.Government where money was stored from the illegal sale of weapons to fund the Contras. Congress had ruled that no money was to go to these people: therefore this endeavor was clearly against the law. Ollie took the hit in the end. Later, it was told that the hearings themselves were time limited, so Reagan would not be prosecuted. Ronnie should have been impeached and put in jail, but he was, rightly named, the "Teflon President" - nothing would stick to him. Ronnie was a crook, just like Nixon.


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JoyceW 3 years 19 weeks ago

The White House said around this time they will tell out who had release National Security documents to the New York Times. And appears they didnt meet the deadline. The only one who could declassified those is the President of the United States. So I wonder why the delay?

As for the Contras dhavid are you going to tell us that we should blame Bush on this too?

dhavid 3 years 19 weeks ago

Jes sayin, America has rewritten history on ol Ronnie, but it really ain't so.

dhavid 3 years 19 weeks ago

JoyceW wrote "As for the Contras dhavid are you going to tell us that we should blame Bush on this too?"

No JoyceW, that illegal funding from arms sales to support the Contras was all Ronnie and his cronies. He went against Congress and the law, very covertly, to accomplish his illegal and immoral ventures. Why did you bring up Bush? He had his own set of illegal and immoral actions, but nothing to do with the Contras.

BTW, your grammar makes it hard to understand what, if anything, you are trying to say.

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