Iran Contra

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McCain Linked to Group That Aided Contras

Ariz. senator joined board when he came to Washington

(Newser) - John McCain has past connections to a group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair. The US Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. Its... More »

McCain: Obama Will Be Unable to Protect America

Democrat's stance on Iran, for instance, deemed 'unacceptable' by GOP candidate

(Newser) - John McCain today hit Barack Obama harder than ever, Talking Points Memo notes, saying the Democrat’s willingness to talk with Iran proves he “does not have the knowledge, the experience, the background to make the kind of judgments that are necessary to preserve this nation’s security.”... More »

CIA Op Aims to Destabilize Iran

Covert campaign suggests financial pressure favored over military action

(Newser) - President Bush has secretly approved a CIA "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, ABC reports. Sources tell ABC the covert mission deploys propaganda, misinformation, and financial manipulation. A retired senior CIA official says economic pressure may be the most effective means to curb Iran's nuclear buildup. More »

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