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April 10, 1987 - Image 50

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Friday, April 10, 1987

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Damage Assessment

In an exclusive interview — his first in
five months — the President says he was
rin the dark' on the Iran arms sale. He
sees no need for a new mideast policy
and calls the Pollard spying affair 'a
great blow.'

TRUDE B. FELDMAN

Special to The Jewish News

W

ashington — Presi-
dent Reagan said the
Tower Commission
Report, which he himself
commissioned to investigate
the Iran-Contra affair, was
not only a rude awakening,
but was "hurtful" to him. He
said he "regrets the conclu-
sions" of the report, where he
discovered "all those things
done without my knowledge."
The President said he takes
the "blame" for his Admin-
istration's role in the Iran
initiative, which evolved into
a crisis. However, the chief
executive remains adamant
that any failure lay not in
policy objectives, but in er-
rors that arose both in the
implementation of his policy
and in the process of subor-
dinates reporting back to the
Oval Office.
In an exclusive interview
last week — the first he has
granted since the crisis
erupted five months ago —
the President appeared re-
laxed, knowledgeable and
confident. He reflected on his
philosophy that led to the
current situation, and its
impact on foreign policy, and
to his credibility as the Presi-
dent of the United States.
During the 45 minute one-
on-one interview in the Oval

Interview
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On the Pollard affair: "I
think American Jews are
Americans first. I never
doubted that for one mo-
ment."
On the unaccounted for
money from the Iran arms
deal: "I am totally in the
dark . . . I had no knowledge
of those details.
On Syria interviewing in
Lebanon: "Are they talking
about just restoring order,
or are they talking about
taking over?"
On the Soviet role in the
Mideast: "I don't rule out
future participation by the
Soviets in the peace pro-
cess."

Office, the President elabo-
rated on the Iran-Contra con-
troversy and its ramifica-
tions. On other subjects, he
took exception to former
President Jimmy Carter's
criticism that he (Reagan)
favors military solutions over
diplomatic approachs to the
issues that have made the
Mideast a powder keg. He
clarified his views on his
policy in the Mideast vis-a-vis
the U.S. and Irsrael, the U.S.
and Arab nations, the Iran-
Iraq war, and fallout from the
Pollard affair.
Beginning with his original
motive for seeking the rap-
proachement with Iran, the
President said, "I look at it
this way. Once that oppor-
tunity opened up, that those
people legitimately wanted to
talk to us about a better rela-
tionship, I felt I couldn't say
`no.' I couldn't take a chance
on that . . . if I had, I'd never
be able to escape the feeling
in the future that I might
have missed a great diplo-
matic opportunity. I don't see
how I could have turned that
down."

The Iran Crisis
While reading the 304-page
Tower Commission Report,
Reagan said he first realized
the extent to which he had
been kept uninformed of the
evolution of his directives. As
one example, he said that dur-
ing one of the dialogues with
former National Security ad-
viser Robert (`Bud') McFar-
lane, and some Iranian "of-
ficials" — in the midst of a
lengthy debate, the Iranians
suddenly upped the ante,
demanding more arms in
return for the hostages and
continuing the negotiations.
" 'Bud' tried to persuade
the Iranians to get back to
the basic goal — improving
U.STIranian relations," the
President said. "He vehe-
mently opposed the new em-
phasis on just arms and
hostages. They refused, and
that's when 'Bud' walked
away from them.
"I thought, 'Good Lord, it
has gotten to where, instead
of their just wanting us to
give them arms, they are now
making ridiculous demands.
They want us to pressure the
Kuwaitis to turn loose those

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