|In his closing remarks at the end of the Congressional Iran-Contra hearings in July, 1987, Committee Chair Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii tells the American people and the world of the existence of a Dark State within the U.S. Government.|
Wink, Wink, Nod
“…Obviously, these hearings have been about issues much more profound than who did what or knew what in the Iran-Contra affair…one disturbing vision is that of a secret government, directed principally by National Security Council staffers, accountable to not a single elected official, including apparently the President himself—a shadowy government with its own air force, its own navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances and free from the law itself.
“…It is an elitist vision of government that trusts no one, not the people, not the Congress, and not the Cabinet.
“…It is a vision of a government operated by persons convinced they have a monopoly on truth.
“…It is a vision of the privatization of national security policies, where an off-the-shelf organization would conduct covert operations forbidden to the CIA with funds generated from the sale of U.S. arms…”
--From the closing statement by Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
at the end of the 41 days of hearings into the Iran-Contra Scandal,
Summer 1987, Washington DC.