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Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra Prosecutor, Has Died
ABC News ^ | 3/20/2014 | PETE YOST

Posted on 03/20/2014 10:13:43 AM PDT by Borges

Lawrence E. Walsh, the special prosecutor who spent six years investigating misconduct by President Ronald Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102.

He died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City following a brief illness, according to his family.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: irancontra; lawrenceewalsh; lawrencewalsh; walsh

1 posted on 03/20/2014 10:13:43 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Rest in Peace. Peace to his family at this most difficult time. Another American has passed.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 10:15:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Borges

The guy should always be remembered for deliberately timing indictments to throw the 1992 election to Bill Clinton.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 10:18:21 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: napscoordinator

Didn’t he release carefully timed indictments the Friday before the ‘92 election??


4 posted on 03/20/2014 10:18:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Borges
The disclosure of the diversion triggered a political firestorm, leaving the Reagan administration with little choice but to call for a criminal investigation by a wholly independent prosecutor.

The Democrats began the trench-warfare of "special prosecutors" with their pursuit of Nixon.

5 posted on 03/20/2014 10:19:00 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Borges
We will all have to account for how we spent our time here on earth.

I would like to hear Mr Walsh's reasons for his role in perpetuating a political charade destroying lives in the process and to the determinant of the entire nation.

6 posted on 03/20/2014 10:19:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Borges

Isn’t he the guy who first politicized the Office of the Independent Counsel?


7 posted on 03/20/2014 10:20:13 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: skeeter

Detriment, dammit. detriment.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 10:20:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Borges

Rest in peace Mr. Walsh. I didn’t like you in life, I won’t hate you in death.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 10:22:20 AM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: cotton1706

I don’t know. Just heard that Phelps died though too. Can’t find it on FR yet.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 10:26:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Borges
"He was 102. "

102? Wow, No wonder social security is going broke.

11 posted on 03/20/2014 10:26:33 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: cotton1706; Impy; NFHale

He was.

My reaction to this cretin’s death is:

http://media.giphy.com/media/oDXiRdueeFtE4/giphy.gif


12 posted on 03/20/2014 10:26:34 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: tanknetter

Absolutely correct. It was patently dishonest and clear intentional malfeasance for naked partisan gain.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 10:26:57 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Borges

A twofer. Walsh and the Westboro Baptist leader gone on the same day. Imagine that.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 10:28:47 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: napscoordinator
Post your condolences here
15 posted on 03/20/2014 10:29:28 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Borges
This will probably prompt PBS to spend an entire week on Iran Contra while ignoring Benghazi.
16 posted on 03/20/2014 10:31:07 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: tanknetter; GOPsterinMA; Impy

“...The guy should always be remembered for deliberately timing indictments to throw the 1992 election to Bill Clinton....”

Bingo.

Prayers for his family, BUT...

‘nuff said.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 10:31:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Borges

He destroyed many patriots and attempted to destroy President Reagan all for the purpose of a partisan witch hunt implemented by Democrats and the MSM.

They made a mountain out of a molehill all because Reagan actually took action to free American hostages.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 10:35:28 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: skeeter

I did already. Thanks though. I put RIP like always.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 10:37:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: CrazyIvan
This will probably prompt PBS to spend an entire week on Iran Contra while ignoring Benghazi.

I bet this will be the top story on the Evening News, complete with a 15-minute rehashing of Iran-Contra. How Conveeeeeeeeenient.

20 posted on 03/20/2014 10:38:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Borges

I wish a Benghazi Special Prosecutor were alive.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 10:41:14 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Borges

No comment.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 10:42:45 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: dfwgator

In no way are the two comparable.

Benghazi killed people.

The Reagan Iran-Contra Strategy saved lives.


23 posted on 03/20/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Borges

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.


24 posted on 03/20/2014 10:51:07 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Borges

Yet another dim that the LSM can fawn over for a week.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 10:53:00 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: Neoliberalnot
A twofer. Walsh and the Westboro Baptist leader gone on the same day. Imagine that.

Maybe God is cleaning house.

26 posted on 03/20/2014 10:55:29 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Oliviaforever

You know that, I know that..but the sheeple know what the media tells them.


27 posted on 03/20/2014 11:03:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NFHale

Lawrence Walsh should have been thrown in with the Kennedys and EINSATZGRUPPENED!!!


28 posted on 03/20/2014 11:27:00 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: AU72

Dittoes.

If I knew - I had forgotten Reagan had a S/P. Nixon had ‘em. So - of course - did Clinton.

Yet the biggest liar/crook/d-bag of ALL presidents DOESN’T have one?

Benghazi, IRS, Executive Orders, F&F, Ties to Chicago mobsters, Eligibility, and a hundred other offenses... all ignored?


29 posted on 03/20/2014 11:30:15 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Borges

De mortibus nihil nisi bonum.

(But I wish we could waive the rule in this case!)


30 posted on 03/20/2014 11:46:11 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: PGR88
The disclosure of the diversion triggered a political firestorm, leaving the Reagan administration with little choice but to call for a criminal investigation by a wholly independent prosecutor.

Interesting how political firestorms over IRS, NSA, Fast and Furious, and a dozen other scandals don't force our current regime to do anything of the sort.

31 posted on 03/20/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Borges

TO BAD, SO SAD.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 12:20:07 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Walsh died yesterday, Phelps today. Robert Strauss died yesterday.


33 posted on 03/20/2014 1:58:11 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kiryandil

Yes, the man was Communist corruption personified. Bob


34 posted on 03/20/2014 4:25:44 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: Borges

RIP.


35 posted on 03/20/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

There is no rest for the wicked.


36 posted on 03/21/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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