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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:39 PM
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AP: Oliver North warns against Ortega return
Posted on Mon, Oct. 23, 2006

Oliver North warns against Ortega return
FILADELFO ALEMAN
Associated Press

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Oliver North, the former White House aide at the heart
of the Iran-Contra scandal, warned Monday against Sandinista leader Daniel
Ortega's possible return to power if he wins Nicaragua's presidential
election next month.

A former Contra who is running as Ortega's vice president, however, said the
ex-revolutionary isn't the same man who led a war against Washington-backed
Contra rebels in the 1980s. Jaime Morales called recent U.S. criticism
of Ortega "savage" and urged the U.S. to give him a chance.

-snip-

North, the former Marine lieutenant colonel known for testifying before Congress
that he was unable to recall the covert arming of the Contra guerrilla forces,
said he was in Nicaragua on Monday to visit friends, and wasn't supporting any
candidate in the Nov. 5 presidential race.

But in a television interview with Canal 10, North said Ortega's return to power
"would be the worst thing for Nicaragua." Former Contra Adolfo Calero Portocarrero,
who is running for Congress with the ruling Constitutionalist Liberal Party,
accompanied North during the interview.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/1...
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:45 PM
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1. Shut up, Iran/Contra boy.
Who takes Oliver North seriously, anyway? Whatta tool.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:45 PM
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2. North certainly has a boatload of credibility on this issue....
....
fuggin' murderous liar.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:46 PM
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3. I would like to issue a warning...
About the constant returns of Oliver North, convicted felon, to the news.

Fucking chooch that he is.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:46 PM
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4. like NIcaragua needs advice from FELONS, Ollie.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:46 PM by sfexpat2000
lol
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biscotti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:46 PM
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5. go away you self serving jerk
crawl back under your rock.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:46 PM
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6. Jackpine Radical warns against Ollie North's return to power.
Really, folks. The guy is a criminal who wiggled off the Iran-Contra hook due to technicalities, and he should be in prison for his slimy skullduggery instead of pontificating about the Central American politics he once tried to "influence" with weapon and drug smuggling and the like.
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Norbu Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:47 PM
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7. so that's why bush is in paraguay
war on drugs + petromilitarism + iran-contra = "war on terror" moves to bolivia

is america even against dark operations in our backyard, with drugs and weapons and money laundering? maybe not

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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:49 PM
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8. Why isn't the treasonous bastard North is jail?
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SeattleVet Donating Member (708 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:20 AM
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11. Why isn't he in a cell right now? Because the ACLU got him off.
Nothing cranks the freeps more than knowing that the much-reviled ACLU is the ONLY reason that their hero is a free man right now.

(When confronted with the facts, they rationalize it with "Well, even *they* get something right once in a while.")


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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:52 PM
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9. I thought Ollie North was still in prison for selling weapons to terrorists
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:53 PM by emulatorloo



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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:58 PM
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10. Don't drop the soap, Ollie!!!
If ONLY there was JUSTICE in this World!
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