The Ultimate Fall Guy

Once again, Poindexter takes the hit for Iran-contra

The retired Navy admiral had walked the gangplank for his skipper in the 1987 congressional hearings, insisting that "the buck stops with me" in the Iran-contra affair. But once he faced trial on five charges of destroying documents and lying to Congress, John Poindexter switched signals and called Ronald Reagan as his star witness to share some responsibility for the Administration's secret policies to sell arms to Iran and assist the Nicaraguan contras. The former President failed to help his loyal National Security Adviser. Confused, forgetful and oblivious to the public record, Reagan would not even concede that Congress had been...

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