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Why Did We Invade Panama? Just ‘Cause

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Product of the CIA
Photo: DEA, the organization tasked with hindering the CIA’s competition

In 1989, George H W Bush, disappointed with his drug-running accomplice Noriega, worked on a way to replace him with someone more obedient. This led to Nimrod Dancer and a year or so of manipulation and posturing that led to a shooting war in December. On 3 January 1990 Noriega surrendered, resulting in Bush becoming bored, a situation rectified by convincing his butty Hussein that everything would be fine if he invaded Kuwait.