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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 06:51 AM
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40. I would not trust anything Gates tells Obama about anything ,remember he was involved in Iran/Contra
Edited on Thu Mar-04-10 06:52 AM by flyarm
He should have been indicted but the treshold of resonable doubt most likely kept him out of jail.

Gates was up to his eyeballs in the Iran -Contra crimes..wake the fuck up!
http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/chap_16.htm

snip:

Gates and Casey's November 1986 Testimony


The events leading up to the preparation of false testimony by Director Casey in November 1986 -- preparations that Gates nominally oversaw -- are set forth in a separate chapter of this Report. There was insufficient evidence that Gates committed a crime as he participated in the preparation of Casey's testimony, or that he was aware of critical facts indicating that some of the statements by Casey and others were false.

Conclusion


Independent Counsel found insufficient evidence to warrant charging Robert Gates with a crime for his role in the Iran/contra affair. Like those of many other Iran/contra figures, the statements of Gates often seemed scripted and less than candid. Nevertheless, given the complex nature of the activities and Gates's apparent lack of direct participation, a jury could find the evidence left a reasonable doubt that Gates either obstructed official inquiries or that his two demonstrably incorrect statements were deliberate lies.



GREAT THREAD OCTAFISH! THANK YOU!!
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