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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 04:37 PM

14. Sorry, not sorry

His lame duck Christmas Eve pardons in 1992 stopped the Iran/contra investigation on the doorstep of the Caspar Weinberger's trial, a trial that would have put the lie to Bush's claim that he was out of the loop on this crime (yes, crime). How many thousands did the Contras murder and terrorize with the proceeds from the sale of arms to Iran? How many Iranians were persecuted or killed by their own government for failing to toe the hard line of the Ayatollah?

Rather than take responsibility for his crimes, Bush instead used the last power of his vanishing presidency to gloss over a shameful episode in our country's history, allow miscreants to go scot-free, some of whom returned to the corridors of power when his son was installed as president, and committed even worse crimes against humanity.

The losses of the victims in Iran and Central America are the ones I'm sorry for.

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