The editorial contained a commonly mistaken charge, that Lt. Col. Oliver North lied under oath. He readily admitted evading the truth in testifying before a subcommittee, but he was not sworn in. He did tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth when testifying under oath before the Senate panel. In legal matters that difference is crucial. Moreover, had he lied under oath he would have been indicted and convicted of perjury. Howard Naslund, Annapolis, Md.
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