Who Is Helping The

Contras?

The scene was a dinner party in Fort Worth, attended by two dozen well-off conservatives. John Singlaub, a retired U.S. Army major general, had just ended a brief speech pleading for support for the Nicaraguan contras, specifically money for combat boots. One of the guests, a local businessman, stepped forward and wrote a check for $25,000; a few days later the same donor agreed to provide a loan for $50,000 more. The contribution paid for the , purchase of hundreds of pairs of boots -- and Singlaub was elated. Said he: "That's a real patriot."

Ever since Congress cut off contra...

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