What is the deal with Oliver North?

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    Back when Iran/Contra was in the news, I didn't pay as much attention to politics as I do now. I remember thinking that Col. North lied to Congress, and there was some question about wether Reagan knew about what was happening in Nicaragua. At the time, even though I was a conservative back then, I believed, that he deserved punsihment for the lies. So now I find out that he is a hero of the neocons and he also has a radio talk show.

    I am willing to be educated on this issue, so if you have strong opinions on Oliver North, good or bad, I would like to hear them. Please exoplain your opinion.

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    He broke the law but got immunity in exchange for testimony.

    The FOX gave him a job.
     
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    He's been around for a long time, lol. I have mixed feelings about him and what he did.
     
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    He refused to tell Congress anything before the Congressional hearing and when he was questioned he made the democrats look like fools. The only law he broke was accepting a security system for his home.
     
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    Ollie did indeed lie to congress and a good many other people. He was given immunity from prosecution for that very same congressional testimony. A disgrace to the uniform.

    These types do have a tendency to become right wing heroes.
     
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    I can't even go there without writing a novel. I can show you places that still have land mines(w/warning signs) and civilian houses that still have mortar damage. I can show you the very nicest road there has ever been in Costa Rica ( and show you pics of that Nazi prick hanging in " Sodas', that are owned by old men own now, who served those asshole$$$$ for drug money as they built it).
    RR didn't even know where Nicaragua was. His astrologer failed to inform him.

    I can do the same, not too far from Panama city.Another murkin "Hero". Poppy and Ronnie, inc.
    Idiots.
     
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    Now that's an unbiased and honest overview! :lol:
     
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    Ording the destruction of documents and and such
     
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    Remind us how upset you are when democrats do far worse and are actually caught doing it.....
     
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    He helped sell weapons to both sides in a war, no wonder the MIC loved him.
     

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