When I first read this story about the DEA laundering drug cartel money, I thought, “Of course. That’s what they do, so why is this a story?”
Then I remembered that the DEA is supposed to be on the other side from the cartels, so it is a scandalous story.
Then I tried to answer “The other side of what?” but couldn’t come up with a good answer to that one.
Let’s see… one runs drugs, guns and money and profits from the drug war, while the other one… nope, no real distinction there.
I’m at a loss.
I’ll just have to keep thinking of the DEA as another rival cartel and realize that the other side is we the people. And one day we the people will win the drug war with the stroke of a pen, undercutting the support for the DEA and other cartels.