Central America Captain Ahab vs. Moby Dick

Reagan throws yet another harpoon at Managua

It is not true that Ronald Reagan and Daniel Ortega Saavedra have nothing in common. Both hold passionate beliefs. They just happen to believe exactly opposite things, as two emotional speeches demonstrated anew last week. "I make a solemn vow," Reagan promised at an Organization of American States (OAS) meeting in Washington. "As long as there is breath in this body, I will speak and work, strive and struggle for the cause of the Nicaraguan freedom fighters." Specifically, Reagan pledged, he will fight for $270 million in renewed military and humanitarian aid to the contras to enable them to continue battling...

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