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I wrote about this on my own blog.  Imagine if McGill was a methamphetamines dealer instead of an oil exec.  What he said would go like this:

The United States will always rely on foreign imports of methamphetamine to feed its drug habit and should stop trying to become sober, a top narcotrafficker said on Tuesday.

"Americans depend upon imports to fill the gap," McGill said. "No combination of conservation measures, alternative methamphetamine sources and medical advances could realistically and economically provide a way to completely replace those imports in the short or medium term."

Instead of trying to achieve sobriety, importing nations like the U.S. should be promoting methamphetamine interdependence, McGill said.

"Because we are all contributing to and drawing from the same pool of methamphetamine, all nations -- exporting and importing -- are inextricably bound to one another in the illegal narcotics marketplace," he said.

Good analysis Chris.


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by soj on Wed Feb 8th, 2006 at 01:24:28 PM EST

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