Letters: Fawn Hall Week

The common theme of who owns the Government emerges from the witnesses appearing before the Iran-contra congressional hearings ((NATION, June 15)). Retired generals feel a sufficient proprietary sense to conduct foreign policy initiatives on behalf of the U.S. in the Caribbean and the Middle East. Active-duty officers, an ambassador and an Assistant Secretary of State project this same air of haughtiness. Perhaps this stand is best represented by Fawn Hall. She justified shredding documents and other actions she knew were improper and irregular by her belief in the correctness of Oliver North's "initiatives." Does Hall think that she, Lieut. Colonel North...