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Bush Calls North a Hero

December 14, 1987

Bush has assumed the role of prophet. He avers that future generations will lionize and make a hero out of North. Future history may be his to foretell, but it is obvious that he knows little about past history.

Where in history does he find one all but being canonized by negating the oath to which you swore, withholding vital information to the President of your nation, by lying to the Senate and through them to the whole nation, by being party to selling war material which wasn't theirs to a nation which violated international law by storming an embassy and holding all its personnel hostage for months, by using proceeds from such sales to subsidize a civil war that the majority of his own nation disapprove, and by being party to the idea that it's all right to set up a system of law outside the established laws of the land?

Bush seems to condone all this on the basis that North was fearless and sincere in standing up for that which he truly believed.

So was Aaron Burr and Judas Iscariot.

WENDELL L. MILLER

Claremont

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