I attended the White House Outreach Working Group on Central America briefings in the Old Executive Office Bldg in 1983 that were chaired bhy Faith Ryan Whittlesey. Lt. Col. North briefed us one morning on the dangers posed by the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. At that moment Soviet engineers were in-country building missile silos (closer to Wash, D.C., than California) and the despotic Marxist regime was actively working to destabilize every government in Central America, not to mention Mexico, Columbia and Venezuela. The Sandinista government was also working to build a 100,000 man army with active plans to invade and subjugate their neighbors.
Soviet sympathizers in Congress (i.e., Chris Dodd) were actively working with the Sandinista government to undermine the interests and national security of the United States. Please tell me the lesser of two evils: The treasonous actions of members of Congress working in concert with our avowed enemies, or the attempts of Lt. Col North to avert a massive destabilization of the Western Hemisphere.
You quote from Wikipedia. I speak from personal experience. Summary – you spout from an open source pool of drivel, I speak from education and experience of 30 years in international affairs.