CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989
I have been following the Iran-Contra trial closely since its inception and now as it comes to a close, my predominant feeling is one of deep mistrust of those who run our country. The judicial system has failed, as well, in engendering confidence in the public. U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell admits that Oliver North was acting only as "a low-ranking subordinate . . . (to) a few cynical superiors" (Part I, July 6). The court did not have the nerve to name those superiors and could not muster the power to bring them to the stand.