John Q. Barrett on Iran-Contra Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh
Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra Counsel, 'Played it Striaght'
By John Q.Barrett
When Walsh was appointed independent counsel, some suspected that this lifelong Republican would go easy on Reagan administration officials. In time, that view gave way to accusations, emanating from supporters of Walsh’s targets, that he was conducting an anti-Republican witch hunt.
Each suspicion was dead wrong. Judge Walsh was an excellent, selfless lawyer who played it straight. His life, devoted to the rule of law, was a great credit to his profession and public service.