November 8, 2006

Robert Gates and Iran/Contra

The Walsh Report on the Iran Contra Affair has this to say at the close of Chapter 16 about President Bush's nominee for our new SecDef:

Independent Counsel found insufficient evidence to warrant charging Robert Gates with a crime for his role in the Iran/contra affair. Like those of many other Iran/contra figures, the statements of Gates often seemed scripted and less than candid. Nevertheless, given the complex nature of the activities and Gates's apparent lack of direct participation, a jury could find the evidence left a reasonable doubt that Gates either obstructed official inquiries or that his two demonstrably incorrect statements were deliberate lies.

As Borat would say, Niiiiice!

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