The reality of the US government is far worse than we realize. Douglas Valentine goes through the sordid history, including the Vietnam Phoenix program and before. It would seem the CIA has been a bunch of dope peddlers from almost the beginning.
Those who aspire to reformist hopes of renewal should wonder if they can even mention this reality in public.
I have said it before here that I was always suspicious this was the case in Afghanistan, and Valentine shows that indeed that is the case.
Tremendously important reading…CIA: from fascism lite to fascist Leviathan…