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.