Mount Meese: It overlooks many things

It overlooks many things

"I do not recall having read the specific words that have now mushroomed into importance." That was the all too typical explanation by Attorney General Edwin Meese of a memo he received suggesting a way to get Israel to guarantee the safety of a proposed Iraqi oil pipeline. Last week Meese's lawyers released the declassified 1985 memo from E. Robert Wallach, the Attorney General's former personal attorney. What his Swiss-cheese memory had failed to retain was alarming.

Wallach wrote that Israel "will receive somewhere between $65-70 million a year for ten years" and "a portion of these funds will go directly...

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