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ISBN: 0670822523
Author: George J. Mitchell,William S. Cohen
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (September 22, 1988)
Pages: 416
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
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Maintaining that the ""full story"" of the Iran-contra affair has not been told, the authors set out to show how the hearings . Cohen and Mitchell examine the consequences of that failure.

Maintaining that the ""full story"" of the Iran-contra affair has not been told, the authors set out to show how the hearings were ""profoundly affected"" by the ""private discussions and decisions"" taking place behind Committee doors.

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Men of Zeal: A Candid Inside Story of the Iran-Contra Hearings We are now getting the first wave of books on the Iran and contra affairs.

Men of Zeal: A Candid Inside Story of the Iran-Contra Hearings. by Senators William S. Cohen and George J. Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North. We are now getting the first wave of books on the Iran and contra affairs. I use the plural, because there was no Iran-contra affair, as the title of the congressional investigation had it. There was an Iran affair and a contra affair, which most of the time were separate and distinct. They intersected at a point usually called the diversion, and some of the same characters, notably Oliver North, appeared in both affairs.

MEN OF ZEAL A Candid Inside Story of the Iran-Contra Hearings. The book includes some well-etched portraits of the players in the Iran-contra affair. By William S. 350 pp. New York: Viking. Anyone hoping that ''Men of Zeal'' will do the same for the Iran-contra hearings is likely to be disappointed. The authors are Maine's two Senators - William S. Cohen, a Republican, and George J. Mitchell, a Democrat. Robert Owen, Mr. North's courier, is termed a ''young man whose earnest face looked as if a razor had yet to touch i. ' Mr. Owen, they write, ''projected a deceptive innocence.

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Comments:

Rocksmith
Living through the Iran Contra hearings and watching on TV and reading the magazine and newspaper article did not prepare me for the
detail of this book. It was an extraordinary event, couched under "patriotism"--of the end justifies the means. It seemed to me the law was
broken and the perpetrators pardoned for their felonies. This covert action did not result in law change but in more lying and covertness
permitted without accountability. Oliver North was a performer, a believer, a doer. Is that right or wrong? Today, the answer depends on
party politics. So sad and sorry for America, the country that is my home and has been so good to me. It is well worth the read whether
yours or the other party is in power.
Humin
Iran/Contra is surely the gold standard of Washington scandals. A hilarious saga of venality and government dysfunction, Iran/Contra centered on a cabal of White House ultra-patriots and private arms dealers who sold weapons to Iran (even though it supported terrorism) and diverted the profits to the Nicaraguan contras (even though Congress had banned U.S. aid). Their ultimate goal was to set up an off-budget covert action capacity that could escape Congressional oversight; they also wanted to skim millions of dollars for themselves. In the end, their hare-brained scheme empowered terrorists, humiliated the United States, and almost brought down Ronald Reagan, who escaped impeachment only because he didn't know what was going on in his own White House. If Stanley Kubrick had ever made a movie about Washington scandals, it would have been Iran/Contra.

"Men of Zeal" was written by two Senators, a Democrat and a Republican, who served on the Congressional Committee that probed Iran/Contra. Their book is not a comprehensive, chronological history of the scandal, and it was written before many extra details were disclosed in criminal trials. Instead, the authors focus on the Congressional hearings and on the spies, crooks, and zealots who gave testimony. Incredibly, the central figure in the plot, a Marine officer named Oliver North, almost derailed the investigation. He was a fantasist and serial liar, yet TV audiences thrilled to his defiant pose as a gung-ho Marine and flag-waving patriot. "Ollie-mania" swept the nation, hate-mail poured in on the Committee, and conservative Republicans jumped to attack the investigation as an encroachment on Presidential power. Ominously, the episode revealed that Republican loathing of Democratic control of Congress had turned into a loathing of Congress itself. No one came out of Iran/Contra looking good, least of all the American public, which clearly knew nothing about the U.S. constitution.

"Men of Zeal" is well-written, wise, and filled with insights into the political culture of Washington DC; anyone nostalgic for Reagan's brain-dead style of governance should read it for a reality-check. The authors are admirably candid about the tactical mistakes made by the investigators (such as giving North substantial control over the manner of his appearance before the Committee). However, their book has a narrow focus and no one lacking basic background knowledge of Iran/Contra could really appreciate what they write. Readers looking for a full history of Iran/Contra should consult Theodore Draper's classic "A Very Thin Line."

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