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home / archives / 1986 / 17th December

Iran-Contra scandal has its first casualty.

President Ronald Reagan and USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev look "angelic" as the Iran-Contra scandal deepens. The scorched rock in the left corner is the Earth...

This cartoon was done as "pocket" accompanying an article concerning CIA Director William Casey, 73, who was rushed to hospital having had a "mild cerebral seizure" and became the first major casualty of the Iran-Contra arms scandal. Mr Casey was due to testify before the Senate intelligence committee. Amongst the revelations being investigated was that the US had been simultaneously selling weapons to Iran and military intelligence to Iraq in order to end the six-year Gulf war, and that a US military attache was arrested in Kuwait on suspicion of trying to get information on Soviet made weapons for Iraq passing through Kuwait.