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Originally posted on TIME:
25 years ago, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North did something really, really bad. He sold weapons to Iran in an effort to help fund rebels fighting Nicaragua’s Socialist government.
It was a war that was already being funded by the small country’s cocaine trade, a fact that prompted Congress to halt the flow of money from the U.S. to Nicaragua.
After a short prison sentence and a successful appeal, North continues to be a polarizing figure and important voice in the conservative sphere.
A Duty to Disobey All Unlawful Orders… “…Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated World War II veteran and hero, told Lt. Col. Oliver North that North was breaking his oath when he blindly followed the commands of Ronald Reagan. As Inouye stated…” » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny G ~ “WE THE CLINGERS”
A Duty to Disobey All Unlawful Orders… “…Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated World War II veteran and hero, told Lt. Col. Oliver North that North was breaking his oath when he blindly followed the commands of Ronald Reagan.
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David Hackworth on Oliver North
Source: Playboy, June 1994 v41 n6 p90(5).
Title: Drugstore marine. (Oliver North) Author: David Hackworth
Soldier and journalist David Hackworth at a Co…
Abstract: North’s career shows an undeniable streak of deceit and misuse of the trust of colleagues and the American public. His most significant betrayal was engineering the trade of arms to Iran for US hostages. North would become a threat if he were to succeed in a bid for the Senate.
Cropped version (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Electronic Collection: A15456160 RN: A15456160
Full Text COPYRIGHT Playboy 1994
LET ME TRY to describe Oliver North in a few fast bursts. He’s a jackass. He is so preposterous that there is a temptation to laugh at him.
He’s smarmy, a flatter, a brownnoser. He’s also a twisted impostor, a drugstore Marine with an apparent compulsion to bullshit just about all the time.
But while he tries to fool people with his fantasies, he is also very easy to fool. He boasts that he was an can-do guy when he was in the White House, but the record spells no-can-do. North did terible damage to the U.S. until he was caught. One thread runs through his performance–getting conned.
Newsmax.com ^ | 3/12/2013 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:34:46 AM by RoosterRedux
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, North says the move shows that “the so-called war on terror has been abandoned by the Obama administration, there’s no doubt about it. We’ve seen the last additional detainee sent to Gitmo. This is proof that we’re no longer going to use Guantanamo as a place to send new detainees.
“There’s still a quandary as to what to do about those who are still there. There’s talk again about moving them to a special prison in Illinois that meets what they call super max standards. I would expect that we’re going to see a push to do that again by the Obama administration just like they did two years ago.
Gunny G: So, ARE ALL THE GENERALS NOW JUST POLITICIANS IN UNIFORM? WHAT ARE REAL AMERICANS TO EXPECT?
Gunny G: Once UPON A Time There Were Generals…And Now…???
It is often lamented that the Chesty Pullers, George Pattons, Curtis LeMays, Evans Carlsons, etc. are now long since systematically (pc) weeded from the ranks…
Well, there were GENERALS…and there are now…well, generals…
“Mrs. Puller protested to her husband citing previous trouble and controversy in Puller’s career. Puller told her, “…The important thing is the Marine Corps. If we let ‘em, they’ll tear it to pieces. Headquarters won’t speak up. It’s my duty to do it.”