Somewhere, Daniel Ortega is Smiling

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Today in History

“On this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan signs off on a top secret document, National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), which gives the Central Intelligence Agency the power to recruit and support a 500-man force of Nicaraguan rebels to conduct covert actions against the leftist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.”

It was going to be great. nicaragua-save-the-contras.jpg

Our proto “Coalition of the Willing” allies in the Argentinian death squads would train the Contras, who’d be welcomed as liberators. Later, as things dragged, there was Saudi money funneled by Prince Bandar, key-shaped cakes to Tehran, and Congress failing to impeach.

Everyone was there! Bush Ambassador for Troubled Situations John Negroponte was holding the fort in Honduras, current NSC advisor Eliot Abrahms aka “Mr. Kenilworth” was lying to Congress.

And now Danny’s back! ortega-chavez.jpg

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