American Drug War is a briliant documentary now playing on Showtime. ADW exposes the history and hyprocrisy of the drug war. It is a much see for any drug war supporter, or opponent.
I have always taken CIA/Cocaine conspiracy theories with a grain of salt. I believe that government power is almost certain to be corrupted, and the drug war is morally bankrupt. However, the idea that the CIA would actually work with drug cartels struck me as impropable if not incredulous. ADW investigates this dark alliance.
ADW implies that there was a pattern of CIA/drug cartel cooperation to fight communism, support friendly regimes in South America, and/or Iran-Contra. The CIA claimed they allowed one shipment of coke to be imported for the sole purpose of “intelligence gathering” on Columbian drug cartels.
Watch ADW and make up your own mind.