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"Noriega was also fond of Old Parr Scotch. We drank a lot of Scotch together and always got along rather well. The allegations about his involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering were already in the press. Our DEA considered him more clean than not. He provided them with information that led to seizures of drugs and drug runners. Perhaps he was simply handing the DEA his rivals. DDCI McMahon didn't like the fact that we were talking with him. Sometimes in the spy business you don't have a choice with whom you deal; unfortunately, it is often the unsavory individuals who have the critical information. "

-- Duane "Dewey" Clarridge, former Chief of Latin American Division of the CIA in A Spy for all Seasons, p.237, 1997. Clarridge was indicted on seven felony counts - six for making false statements to Congress and one to the Tower Commission. Pardoned by Bush Sr. on December 24, 1992, in one of the biggest cover-ups in recent history.