American news organizations would have us believe that Daniel Ortega engaged in a war against forces that were armed and trained by the very same Rangers he is shaking hands with in the above photograph from 2007.
The Contras secretly supported the Sandinistas. They were never enemies, but a fully allied force installed by the CIA to seize Nicaragua. (Place this fact in the context of Oliver North's melodrama, and a more complete picture emerges regarding "Iran-Contra", another synthetic crisis.)
"Adopted stepdaughter" (agent) filed sexual abuse charges against Ortega to provide an exit vehicle for the actor, should it ever be necessary.