Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Rumsfeld replacement played minor role in Iran-Contra scandal

President Bush’s choice to succeed Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense was implicated in the Iran-Contra scandal which involved secret arms deals in Iran in order to fund anti-Sandinista forces fighting in Nicaragua. Ex-CIA Chief Robert Gates (image) had been investigated by an Independent Counsel in 1991 and the Counsel was unable to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Gates lied to Congress or knew of the secret arms deal during his time as a senior CIA official.

Links- CNN, PBS, Wikipedia

Image- Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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