by Scoobie Davis
Unfair Juxtaposition? You Decide.
Oliver North on Al Gore:
"Somebody needs to check this guy's medication. This guy has got a problem." -- syndicated columnist and retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes"
"He's really nuts." -- Fox News host Sean Hannity, responding to comments by guest Oliver North.
David Hackworth on Oliver North:
[North] returned to the U.S., where he spent as much as three weeks at Bethesda Naval Hospital for some deep-shrinking by psychiatrists. The episode is shrouded in mystery. North himself is vague about it in Under Fire, his autobiography published reports that parts of his medical record were expunged. Meanwhile, there have been published reports (which North never legally challenged) that provide details about the apparent nervous breakdown. In one account he ran around naked, babbling incoherently and waving a .45 pistol.
I asked him about his emotional problems on the radio and he did not want to talk about them. Voters in Virginia should ask him about this and demand to see his Marine medical record.[Note: Hackworth wrote this when North was running for the US Senate in 1994] Watch him say it's secret because of national security. Hell, he may believe it himself.