June 23, 1990 |
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord, a key figure in the network set up by former White House aide Oliver L. North to arm the Nicaraguan Contras, agreed Friday to drop an appeal of his conviction for his role in the Iran-Contra affair, according to court papers. In a plea agreement with independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, Secord last year pleaded guilty to a felony count of lying to congressional investigators and was sentenced to two years of probation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1988
I find articles like the one from Purcell totally abhorrent. The Nicaraguan Contras have shown themselves to be cowards and amoral scum, killing women, children, and unarmed men without remorse. The elected leaders of Nicaragua act to prevent another CIA-backed fiasco like the one in Chile and Purcell advocates turning the Contra animals loose to butcher again. I have no doubt the Nicaraguan people, who so valiantly tossed out an oppressive regime in 1979, will be able to do the same again without our "help" if the need arises.
November 29, 1987 |
Rep. Tony Coelho (D-Merced) said Saturday that the White House--instead of promoting peace in Central America--is seeking new money for the Nicaraguan Contras. Coelho, delivering the Democratic response to President Reagan's weekly radio address, said: "This Thanksgiving week, the President's new national security adviser (Lt. Gen. Colin L. Powell) went to Congress demanding new money for airplanes, helicopters and supplies so that the Contras can step up the war." In an interview Saturday, Rep.