Oliver Laurence “Ollie” North (born 1943-10-07) is a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, author, and host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News. As a National Security Council staff member, he formulated part of a plan involving the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran and diverting the proceeds to Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua.
- I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Morganthau, Tom (1986-12-08). "Trusting 'in the Lord and a Good Lawyer.'". Newsweek: p. 46-47.
- Regarding the Iran-Contra affair.
- I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America ever violated an order - not one.
- I was authorized to do everything that I did.
- Iran-Contra Hearings, 1987-07-08