Don’t paint Bush as saint
Yes, President George H.W. Bush did some good things as president.
I know he was beloved by his family and will be sorely missed by them.
However, news should not paint him as a saint.
Have we forgotten the Iran-Contra affair, where guns were sold to get money for the Nicaraguan Contras in that civil war? A Google search shows that by the time all the facts were proven, Bush was president, and it was thought a sitting president couldn’t be convicted. (I hope that misconception has died.)
Also, there were drugs from Panama sold, also for money for the Contras. What was the interest in the Contras?
In Hollywood I belonged to a group of well-known actors and myself, unknown, who investigated the events of Bush’s actions for the Contras. We had guards who walked us from the meetings to our cars for fear people were watching.
Bush will be mourned by friends and family and a list of past presidents, and he deserves it. But please don’t forget his other side.
– Fran B. Reed Hilton Head Island