Exclusive: The mainstream media’s obituaries for Gen. Manuel Noriega
missed the real story: the U.S. government’s rank hypocrisy in
justifying a bloody invasion that deepened Panama’s role in the drug
trade, explains Jonathan Marshall.
President George H.W. Bush meeting with Panamanian Gen. Manuel Noriega
in the mid-1980s when Noriega was considered a key ally in helping the
Nicaraguan Contras wage a brutal guerrilla war to overthrow the leftist