SALT IN THE WOUND


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Issue 301 - 01 Dec 1986
The quite extraordinary actions of the United States' Administration in its secret arms deals with Iran were described by President Reagan as the employment of "courageous diplomacy" - a ludicrous euphemism for the calamitous Presidential essay into the world of clandestine operations and fantasy politics. The escapades of Colonels McFarlane and North, by-passing most regular channels of government and personally backed by President Reagan, were fatuous in conception, farcical in execution and totally unsuccessful in effect.

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