Friday, December 28, 2007

Real Drug Dealers

Grits for Breakfast has a very interesting post up on the possible connections between drug trade and the Export-Import Bank of the US. Read it before your "oh, no, conspiracy theory, conspiracy theory" alarms go off. That's the usual knee-jerk, pseudo-intellectual reaction, like calling suicide bombings "cowardly" (they're many evil things, can't we just call them those instead of hollow mouthings that lose legitimacy through their clear misuse?). In the real world, there are people who cheat and people who want to get and/or keep power and control, and when people who cheat and who want to get and/or keep power and control act, they often conspire. It's why we have "conspiracy" laws. The question isn't whether conspiracies happen, it's how good the evidence is. The evidence here at least deserves consideration in my humble conspiratorial opinion.

1 comment:

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Thanks, Mike - I had a followup fleshing out some of the implications to this story here.