You should have pointed out that in Iran-Contra the United States did NOT sell any weapons to Iran, and had no official connection. Israel sold the weapons to Iran. Oliver North merely persuaded Gen. Secord to donate the profits to the Contras. This is almost completely, and constantly, overlooked and covered up, but it is a FACT, nevertheless.
Was it stupid? I don't think so. It launched a relatively free country, a stellar achievement we rarely accomplish.