The hearings seem to be an oratorical exercise for right-wing committee members to tout the contra thugs. This exercise belongs on the floors of the Senate and the House of Representatives, but in a debate format.
This one-sided presentation is contrary to committee objectives of finding out what happened and taking corrective action. I urge Inouye and Hamilton to put a stop to it.
(The Times has received 789 letters against North's actions, 265 in support of him and 310 commenting on additional issues at the hearings.)