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Learning the Lessons of Iran-Contra Conspiracy

December 08, 1990

I can't share Rosenberg's high opinion of Moyers' documentary. While I admire much about Moyers, he is not a man without political bias--and a program of this kind should have none.

Moyers might have mentioned the Soviet interference in the politics of Central America that brought about the support for the Contras and, more important, he might have touched upon the fact that President Reagan was not dealing directly with terrorists. The hostages were not captured or held by Iranians.

That Iran had influence is something else. But it is these "something else" factors in the complex Iran-Contra affair that makes it almost impossible to get it clearly in focus--and Moyers' interpretation was not quite acceptable.

TONY THOMAS

Burbank

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