George Bush

The Vice President comes off better than most other top members of the Administration. His participation in the Iran initiative appears to have been minimal: he was present at a meeting with Reagan last year during which the idea of trading arms for hostages was discussed, and, according to George Shultz's account, did not oppose the notion. But he was more generally in favor of the strategy of using arms shipments to establish a relationship with "moderate" elements in Iran. Although Bush is one of four statutory members of the NSC, the conclusion was that he had no management responsibility in...