say, don’t i know you from somewhere?

November 9th, 2006

I don't remember.

So, I’m thinking, “Robert Gates? Don’t I know that name?

Oh, yeah!

A quick refresher for those who haven’t thought about this for 20 years:

The Iran-Contra Affair was a conspiracy where Ronald Reagan used the CIA to illegally sell weapons to Iran, our enemy and enemy of our then-ally at war, Iraq, in exchange for American hostages who were never received, and to give the money to the Contras, a group of guerrillas and cocaine traffickers trying to overthrow the democratically elected Leftist Sandanista government while the US government pushed its “Just Say No” drug campaign.

Gates was Director of Central Intelligence at the time. He was either involved and escaped prosecution or was unaware of what his agency was doing.

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