This guy is famous on TV, but he’s been a true-blue dickwad for decades. How did he become famous? In the notorious Reagan-era Iran-Contra Scandal, that’s how. What the hell was the Iran-Contra scandal?
Okay. It’s very simple. While a member of the National Security Council, this jerk sold arms to our enemies in Iran. He then took the boatloads of money he made and gave it to a bunch of right-wing commandos in Nicaragua, which was completely illegal. The money was laundered through some fascist Lousiana banker. What a surprise.
The actions of the Contras were described by The Catholic Institute for International Relations, as “one of consistent and bloody abuse of human rights, of murder, torture, mutilation, rape, arson, destruction and kidnapping.” Ollie really knows how to support the good guys, si?
Other horrors committed by the Contras against their Sandanista foes are actually too sick to report here. Reagan was all too happy to aid the Contras, afraid the Sandanista government was some kind of liberal socialists (sound familiar?) so he instructed the CIA to conduct secrets ops against them. Keep in mind that the Contras were usually funded by drug money, specifically crack cocaine sales. Senator John Kerry is the man who brought this nastiness to light.
Luckily, Reagan’s plea to Congress to throw tons of money at this disgusting group was roundly rejected in 1988.