Ptarmigan

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11/15/2002

AS IF THIS WASN'T ENOUGH FOLLOWUP:

On the IAO's personnel page, there are .pdf resumes (what? Is this a headhunting firm? Don't answer that) of the honchos. Chief on the list? John Poindexter, Reagan's bud.

On his resume, the following accomplishments are listed during his tenure as National Security Advisor:

Strategic Defense Initiative, Grenada Rescue Operation, Achille Lauro incident, Libyan Operation to respond to terrorist attacks. Reykjavik Summit with Soviets, peaceful transition of government in the Philippines, support for the democratic resistance in Nicaragua, and an attempt to begin rationalization of U.S. relationship with strategically important Iran.

"Support for the democratic resistance in Nicaragua." Hmm. JP forgot to mention how the Independent Counsel saw things:

The operational conspiracy was the basis for Count One of the 23-count indictment returned by the Grand Jury March 16, 1988, against Poindexter, North, Secord, and Hakim. It charged the four with conspiracy to defraud the United States by deceitfully:

(1) supporting military operations in Nicaragua in defiance of congressional controls;

(2) using the Iran arms sales to raise funds to be spent at the direction of North, rather than the U.S. Government; and

(3) endangering the Administration's hostage-release effort by overcharging Iran for the arms to generate unauthorized profits to fund the contras and for other purposes.


And later:

Poindexter in April 1990 was convicted by a jury on five felony counts of conspiracy, false statements, destruction and removal of records and obstruction of Congress. The Court of Appeals reversed his conviction in November 1991 on the immunized testimony issue.

The man now in charge of all sorts of snoopin'. Good ol' felon.

(end Hypergolem).

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