Never Put It in Writing

Just what was in those notes that got CAP WEINBERGER indicted last month for committing perjury and obstructing the congressional investigation of Iran- contra? Since Weinberger's handwriting is virtually unreadable, the Iran- contra committee had to persuade his former secretary, Kay Leisz, to translate. One note supposedly read, "McFarlane called re price of HAWKS for Israel." Said another: "McFarlane called re HAWKS and TOWS for Israel." Both could refer to illegal arms transfers to Iran in 1985. Said a source who has reviewed some of the notes: "Jeez, it sure looks bad." But he adds optimistically, "There is substantial ambiguity."

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