Should we, in the defense of democracy, adopt and embrace one of the most important tenets of Communism and Marxism–the ends justify the means? This is not one of the commandments of democracy. Our government is not a government of men, it is still a government of laws.
– DANIEL K. INOUYE
Excerpt from Chair Inouye’s statement in the final questioning of Colonel Oliver North at the Iran-Contra hearings, July 14, 1987.