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Remembering Lawrence Walsh...Call him impeccable—or despicable?
The American Spectator ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor

Posted on 03/22/2014 5:37:28 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule

Lawrence Walsh, the Iran-Contra special prosecutor, died two days ago at the age of 102. American liberals adored Walsh in life and now sing hosannas to him in death.

“Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge … who as an independent counsel exposed the lawbreaking in the Reagan administration that gave rise to the Iran-contra scandal, died on Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City,” said the lead in the New York Times. Walsh’s admirers, reported the Times (no doubt one among them), “saw him as a model of rectitude, a public servant trying to uphold the rule of law and demonstrate that even powerful government officials were not above it.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; US: California
KEYWORDS: bush; irancontra; lawrencewalsh; reagan; walsh

1 posted on 03/22/2014 5:37:29 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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Excellent article about Walsh. I was only in my mid 20’sw when this happened and always thought they were out to get Reagan. The weekend indictment against Weinburger the weekend before the 1992 election puts Walsh clearly in the partisan camp.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 5:39:51 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Mark Levin had a few choice words about him the other day.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 5:47:25 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Walsh 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.

To read the accolades of the MSM on Walsh made me sick to my stomach as his sole mission when investigating the Iran-Contra strategy was to destroy not only President Reagan, but Cap Weinberger, Pondexter and even Ollie North.

Walsh being a Republican, apparently in name only could have utilized his position as Independent Council to exonerate these fine men, but instead went against what was good for his country and his party to destroy these men.

The impact of his betrayal to his country and party is still felt today, just as it was when his actions threw the 1992 election to Bill Clinton and that election not only lead to the election of Obama in 2008 but the possibility of Hillary being elected in 2016.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 5:56:55 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

If I wrote here what I would call him, I’d get banned.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 5:59:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
The weekend indictment against Weinburger the weekend before the 1992 election puts Walsh clearly in the partisan camp.

I forgot all about that. I remember Walsh as a slimy weasel. Disgusting little reptile like humanoid.

6 posted on 03/22/2014 6:10:43 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

There was no lawbreaking in the Reagan White House in connection with the so-called “Iran-Contra Scandal.” I don’t know of any in any other connection, either.

In response to treasonous, unconstitutional misconduct in congress, the administration tricked an enemy into helping a friend.

No laws were broken.

Congress was foaming at the mouth at having been thwarted so gracefully, and, together with their accomplices in the media, tried to convert an exercise in statecraft into the sort of crime with which they are so familiar—being a loathesome pack of serial felons themselves.

Luckily for the country, Oliver North and President Reagan stood tall and threw it back in their faces.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 6:14:24 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

The last of a dying breed.

He was a maniac and out of control. But, I miss the days when we dared try to hold our rulers accountable.

I NEVER thought I’d think this, but, we were a better country when Walsh and Frank Church and genuine, obnoxious opposition press made life Hell for the Nixon/Ford/Carter/Reagan administrations.

Now, the King has lovely finery.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:22 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Walsh was a model of rectitude in the sense that he was a major league rear orifice.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 6:20:41 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
Also, Walsh didn't make sure that Poindexter got sent away for life for treason.

Instead Poindexter was let go on appeal to help develop the data mining systems which would ultimately be used by the NSA to spy on all Americans.

10 posted on 03/22/2014 6:26:14 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

At first I thought the title mentioned Lawrence Welk!


11 posted on 03/22/2014 6:31:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

“...we were a better country when Walsh and Frank Church and genuine, obnoxious opposition press made life Hell...”

Unfortunately, that ‘opposition press’ only made life Hell for Republicans. They always did their best to cover for any Democrat in trouble, and do to this day.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 6:36:09 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Dan Rather brought the long time NYT leftist columnist Anthony Lewis on to the CBS Evening News during the first 5 minutes to high-five the indictment that he so expected would defeat Bush who had punked him on his own show. It was unheard of in those days to have an undisguised opinion purveyor in that role


13 posted on 03/22/2014 6:43:01 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I can remember Walsh as an asshole, Lt. Col. North a hero, and Fawn Hall a real hot and efficient secretary.


14 posted on 03/22/2014 6:45:30 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Zhang Fei

Correction, Walsh was a model of rectumhood.


15 posted on 03/22/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; BillyBoy

Thanks for giving us Clinton. Enjoy Hades!


16 posted on 03/22/2014 7:33:52 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

simple answer.... despicable . The man purposely made a political decision to indict people on the eve of an election on trumped up phony charges...The man was a weasel pure and simple


17 posted on 03/22/2014 7:52:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

He was a pos and your opinion is right on.RIH.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 8:14:40 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Good riddance as far as am concerned. The world is a better place.


19 posted on 03/22/2014 8:18:07 PM PDT by sport
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To: Twotone

That’s my point. They even stopped bothering the Bushies. It’s all a big club who call themselves “adult” and don’t rock the boat.


20 posted on 03/22/2014 9:41:39 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: dfwgator

Me too.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 3:16:33 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
I hate the left for what they do to patriots.

They are scum. Lawrence Walsh included.

22 posted on 03/23/2014 11:50:23 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Forgotten Amendments
He was a maniac and out of control. But, I miss the days when we dared try to hold our rulers accountable.

You mean the good old 'days' when the Washington establishment set out to use any means necessary - legal or illegal - to destroy any individual that stood between them and the tyranny they have planned for us?

Because justice was the last thing Walsh and the Iran Contra Affair were about.

23 posted on 03/23/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Well, now the establishment will do anything to circle the wagons.

Remember, when Bush II came in, they got rid of the Special Counsel thing and both sides cheered. I knew that was ominous.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 1:25:53 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I can’t remember a time when justice was a priority where DC policing itself was concerned. Its alway been politics first.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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