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Yet More Kerry On Reagan—Gipper Was Soft On Drugs

Here is how: The Washington Post reported Kerry’s comments on Reagan and the Contras on October 4, 1996: “‘There was a significant turning away from the truth by a lot of high-ranking folks because Ronald Reagan’s overarching concern was to support the contras,’ according to Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), who chaired a Senate subcommittee in the late 1980s that investigated the contra drug activities. ‘The primary focus was to keep the contras alive and the issue of narcotics got sidetracked,’ he said.’”

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