What He Needs to Know

With Reagan unwilling to force out the facts, Oliver North's web spreads ever wider

The messages keep coming at Ronald Reagan, from friends, senior leaders of both parties, veteran public officials belatedly summoned to provide outside counsel, even his wife. Their essence can be put in one word: act. Fire Chief of Staff Donald Regan or CIA Director William Casey, or both, as proof that the Administration intends to make a fresh start. Call the key figures in the Iran arms-contra funds scandal, Oliver North and John Poindexter, into the Oval Office and demand from them an accounting of their activities. But above all, do something. Don't just wait for inquisitive journalists, congressional investigators or,...

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