POWELL: Some time over the next week-and I can't quite recall how-either from the Secretary or one of my NSC interlocuters, it might have been Admiral Poindexter or Colonel North, I really don't recall. Or it might have been that the CIA told the Army, once I put them in touch with each other, that the number was up to 4,500, and I became aware of it, it came back to me, and I confirmed it with the-let the Secretary know about it, and there were no objections, and it was at that point that I realized that-well, I have answered your question.
That's 4500 TOW missiles that the tough-on-national security Reagan administration sold to the Iranians, with Iran/Contra unindicted co-conspirator and future media star Colin Powell playing his small role.
On another note, while looking through some old Iran/Contra testimony, it turns out that not-exactly-a-partisan-gunslinger Richard Armitage was up to his eyeballs in this stuff, before briefly becoming a hero for opposing the war in Iraq, then blowing his credibility by leaking Valerie Plame's name to Robert Novak. Not to mention his complete lack of a neck.