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Oliver North

US Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, claimed partial responsibility for clandestinely selling weapons to Iran and channeling profits to Contras in Nicaragua

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.
  • 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

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