A hoax email going around shows Al Gore looking like a fool in front of Oliver North in the Iran Contra 1987 senate hearing. This hoax apparently was written during the 2000 presidential campaign with the intent of smearing Al Gore.

But Senator Gore was not part of the Iran Contra hearings; he never questioned Oliver North.

In 1987 Osama Bin Laden was fighting against the Russians in Afghanistan. We saw him as being on our side at that time.

Oliver North did claim that he was afraid that a terrorist named Abu Nidal was after him. And he was quizzed on the security system. Not by Al Gore.

One form of the hoax email (there are others) read as follows:


It was 1987. At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of Lt.Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan Administration.

There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning!

He was being drilled by a senator; "Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?"

Ollie replied, "Yes, I did, Sir."

The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, "Isn't that just a little excessive?"

"No, sir," continued Ollie.

"No? And why not?" the senator asked.

"Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir."

"Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned.

"By a terrorist, sir" Ollie answered.

"Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?"

"His name is Osama bin Laden, sir" Ollie replied.

At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people laughed at the attempt. Then the senator continued. Why are you so afraid of this man?" the senator asked.

"Because, sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of", Ollie answered.

"And what do you recommend we do about him?" asked the senator.

"Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth."

The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip.

By the way, that senator was Al Gore

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There are labels for persons who write lies for the purpose of getting their candidate elected. It will be interesting to see how they justify their actions on the Day of Judgement.


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