The Libyan Travel Bureau

Oliver North was its target -- but then maybe not

He may have retired from public service, but Oliver North's past exploits continue to haunt him. Last week U.S. Attorney Henry Hudson tried to convince a Virginia judge to deny bail to an Arab-American businessman who had been involved "in a potential plot to assassinate a high Government official of the U.S." Administration sources later identified the official as North, who allegedly was targeted for his role in planning the April 1986 U.S. bombing of Libya.

But like many of the retired Marine lieutenant colonel's tales, the allegations made by Hudson seemed inflated. Mousa Hawamda, a Jordanian American who runs a...

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