Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:39:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:48:28 EST
The Central figure in what was known as the Iran-Contra Affair during the Reagan administration was in Macon Tuesday, promoting is new book.
Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) Oliver North appeared at the Bass Pro Shop in north Macon to greet fans and sign copies of "American Heroes on the Homefront."
It's the latest in a list of best-selling books North has authored since retiring from the Marine Corps and becoming a Fox News Channel talk show host.
Charles Dawson drove all the way from Newton for the chance to meet North.
"I just think he's a good conservative and we need more courageous conservative men such as him, serving our country these days," Dawson said.
"Besides my father he's like the first introduction I had into the military," said Kyle Jackson. "Seeing this guy growing up as a kid. I've followed him since."
North was late leaving Ft. Benning and arrived at Bass Pro nearly two hours late, but despite the delay nearly all of those who came for the signing waited to meet North in person.
"Well I'm grateful and my reckoning is there are a lot of folks here who know someone who's serving and this book is all about American heroes," North said. "And heroes aren't just the ones in helmets and flak jackets, it's their families."
During the course of this book tour one thing North has been paying close attention to is President Obama's proceeding in search of a nuclear agreement with Iran, despite opposition from American allies in the Middle East and skepticism from some members of Congress.
When asked his opinion on the situation, North did not hold back.
"I think it's the dumbest damned thing you could do," he said. "It gives the Iranians every dog gone option, it gives us nothing. And on the back end they're going to build nuclear weapons and we're all going to pay for it. It's a terrible mistake."