Thunder to the Right

The speeches were dramatically illustrated with slides and maps of Central America. The case for Nicaragua's contra rebels was presented starkly, with powerful emotion. "All we offer (them) is a chance to die for a cause they believe in," Lieut. Colonel Oliver North told a rapt audience in Nashville. "If we fail to provide the support that is so necessary for these people, this country, which last year had 23 of its citizens killed by terrorism around the world, will very soon find its citizens being gunned down on its own streets."

North, it became clearer last week, was not only...

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