2. ( ~ was discreetly presumed to be incompetent, if only from ~ declared i norance. mrtHllft!WfIl.H!m:!t~~~f8H " Civic illiterates~they were dubbed. ivic veg~tables! By nightfall of the day the verdict was brought in, those of
us who hId s id such things vere obliged to eat our v·ords.
trree of the jury were
ijHKKMHijHRtiMHH~ to talk abou~ their problems
and thei~ view of the case,~nd th. other three ~H did not old out on principle. They were just not t~lkative types. They were qu'te willing to
And what came out of it
have the others speak for the whole twelve.
was a revelation: of a jUIJ r
that had swe'ltod qway for over sixty hours
"' ere inclined to guess
, because they v,Pore
A but because tpey did not shirk ranpling with the evidence in each of
Ua~ .. r rotil"ed: t) the jurs roO"ftl., ! hey
Ff'Qm-tbe d8 J r
~~~~~~~~~~~. T ey then discussed
svarted each sess'on with a prayer.
the relative force of the HHflPijH evidence given by vritnesses,and the evidence recorded in the oocuments - the lilifJiMJj orders from ,r 1 ort1- 1 s superiors, the ~~~~~~~~ innumerable memoranda shufflinc betwe~n the higher members of the J~ational Security Council and , ~r orth, the rep'Jrts of meetings with the representatives of se eral na~ions, the records of
occ~sions with individuals, the bilJs and orders
arms to Iran, the secret bank accounts, the tally of monies promised or
As ..,. ~(.MiW!iS:';' everybody -except the jury -
must knov',the main charee against ir .orth ' laS that he had knowingly helpe in se line arms to Iran anc d verting some of the ~ ,~ to-J,e" • ~ J profits to the use of the Contras, at a time v'hen any militaIJ' aid to
the Contras was forbidden by ~ct or Congress.
The jury decided early on to discount for the time being
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