Mr. LIMAN: Now, as I understand your testimony, you said that
you set this account up because — and I quote from yesterday — "because you became emotionally very attached to Ollie," and you still
are, "and I really love this man."
Do you remember that?
Mr. HAKIM: Yes. I really would like to elaborate on that, Mr.
Liman if I can.
Mr. LIMAN: I will let you, but I would like you to answer some
Mr. HAKIM: The answer is yes.
Mr. LIMAN: The account was set up in May; is that so?
Mr. HAKIM: Yes, sir.
Mr. LIMAN: Is it a fact that you met Colonel North for the first
time in the end of February?
Mr. HAKIM: Yes. I also testified that I got to learn about him
through General Secord prior to that time.
Mr. LIMAN: Is it a fact that the first time you met him was the
end of February?
Mr. HAKIM: Yes.
Mr. LIMAN: Is it a fact that you had very little personal contact
with him between the time that you met him in Frankfurt in the
end of February and the time you set up this account?
Mr. HAKIM: You are correct, sir.
Mr. LIMAN: So, would it be a fair description, to use your term of
"love," that this was love at first sight?
Mr. HAKIM: You are incorrect on that, sir.
Mr. LIMAN: And now you can give your explanation.
Mr. HAKIM: Through the description of General Secord, I learned
about a man that I was very anxious to meet, and the fact that it
took until late February to meet him, it was a disappointment to
me. And when I met him I discovered that the description of General
Secord of Colonel North was accurate. I came to learn about the
man even during this February meeting in Frankfurt—that he
works around the clock, he doesn't care about when he eats or he
does eat or doesn't eat.
I saw a man dissipating so much love for his country and his associates that the radiation of that love—it really immediately penetrated through my system. I saw so much sincerity, so—I was acclimated, Mr. Liman, for this encounter. So, when I saw what I saw,
it fell quite in line with what I had heard.