Channell's High Connections

A fund raiser's guilty plea creates the first Iranscam conviction

"There are thousands of young men and women in Nicaragua who are waiting to join the contras. Only they don't have the arms and the equipment to take them on board. So we know what our job is. And God bless all of you."

The speaker was Ronald Reagan. The event: a talk in the Roosevelt Room of ; the White House to American donors to the contra cause last June -- four months before the end of Congress's ban on U.S. military aid to the Nicaraguan rebels. Until last week the President's forthright praise for private donors to the contras...