“When the Iran-contra disclosures broke, [Vice President George H.W.] Bush told the Washington Post that he had not been aware that [Secretary of State George] Shultz and [Secretary of Defense Caspar] Weinberger had raised serious objections to selling weapons to Iran. ‘If I had sat there and heard George Shultz and Cap [Weinberger] express it strongly, maybe I would have had a stronger view. But when you don’t know something it’s hard to react. …We were not in the loop,’ he said. On August 6, 1987, the day the Post story appeared, Weinberger telephoned Shultz, incredulous that Bush had denied knowledge.”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Page 76