The Iran-Contra Scandal had two parts, both involving foreign countries and covert, illegal acts. “It was a grand scheme that violated American law and policy all around: Arms sales to Iran were banned; the U.S. government had long forbidden ransom of any sort for hostages; and it was illegal to fund the contras above the limits set by Congress” (Sabato 1 of 1). President Reagan was very passionate about removing Communism throughout the world, so he was involved with the Contra’s cause in Nicaragua (The Iran-Contra 1 of 3). He wanted to support their efforts, which he did financially. Then the Boland Amendment was passed in 1984, which stated that military aid could not be given to Nicaragua (IRAN 1 of...
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