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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-03 07:06 PM
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37. Very interesting!
He had spent the spring conducting an unauthorized investigation into reports that the Reagan administration was illegally providing aid to the rebel Nicaraguan Contra armies, which were attempting to overthrow the left-wing government of that Central American nation. At this closed session, he planned to urge the committee to launch an official probe.

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"You come home and discover that people who are running the war are just interested in covering their ass; meanwhile, real people are dying real deaths. ... This was a very searing business."


Involvement exposing Iran Contra - very good

Ultimately, the subcommittee's findings on the scope of the contra-drug connection were validated by two subsequent federal investigations. Inspectors General at the CIA and the Justice Department found that these agencies had done little or nothing in response to hundreds of allegations that elements of the contras and their supply networks were involved with drugs.

"Kerry's proven conclusion was that the government, especially the CIA, looked the other way," says Blanton. "The Kerry committee findings hold up."


BCCI - good. Wish he had pursued it more vigorously but think he was had here. Still very good.

Interesting, flattering article. After reading it, I can not understand for the life of me why he voted for the Iraq War Resolution. I would have expected him to be totally anti. Can you explain that? And also, while we're on that subject- what is his stance on the I/P conflict? How closely aligned is he with AIPAC?

Thanks!




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