"Colonel North, for the past two days, together with my colleagues on this panel, I've sat here very patiently listening to statements suggesting that members of Congress cannot be trusted with the secrets of this land . . . . I'm certain you're well aware that most of the leaks in this city come from the other side of Pennsylvania {Avenue}." -- Wednesday " . . . You have suggested that these hearings have disclosed matters of great secrecy in the operation of our government and sources and methods of intelligence activities have clearly been revealed to the detriment of our national security. May I, once again, advise you that according to the director of the National Security Agency, General Odom, not a single bit of classified material has been leaked by activities of this joint panel." -- Yesterday "Let it be clear that our concern in this inquiry is not with the merits of any particular policy, but with flawed policymaking processes. Our hearings are neither procontra nor anticontra. I would hope that in our questioning and in our responses we will keep that in mind." -- Yesterday "Counsel, I'm certain you're aware of the rules as well as any one of us. First of all, I would hope that you will address the chair and, secondly, we'd like to get the business on the road ourselves, and thirdly, our public address system, I believe, is working very well. You need not shout, sir." -- Yesterday "I think it is up to the Chair to decide whether {a question is} proper or improper. I think the question was proper, sir." -- Yesterday "Colonel North, for the past two days, together with my colleagues on this panel, I've sat here very patiently listening to statements suggesting that members of Congress cannot be trusted with the secrets of this land . . . . I'm certain you're well aware that most of the leaks in this city come from the other side of Pennsylvania {Avenue}." -- Wednesday " . . . You have suggested that these hearings have disclosed matters of great secrecy in the operation of our government and sources and methods of intelligence activities have clearly been revealed to the detriment of our national security. May I, once again, advise you that according to the director of the National Security Agency, General Odom, not a single bit of classified material has been leaked by activities of this joint panel." -- Yesterday "Let it be clear that our concern in this inquiry is not with the merits of any particular policy, but with flawed policymaking processes. Our hearings are neither procontra nor anticontra. I would hope that in our questioning and in our responses we will keep that in mind." -- Yesterday "Counsel, I'm certain you're aware of the rules as well as any one of us. First of all, I would hope that you will address the chair and, secondly, we'd like to get the business on the road ourselves, and thirdly, our public address system, I believe, is working very well. You need not shout, sir." -- Yesterday "I think it is up to the Chair to decide whether {a question is} proper or improper. I think the question was proper, sir." -- Yesterday