Americans have always drunk a lot. Remember Johnny Appleseed? Think it was because Americans really like to eat apples? Nope: hard cider, and applejack. One of the very first things that George Washington had to do as President was put down a violent rebellion by whiskey makers who objected to a “sin tax” on alcohol.
he myth of Osama bin Laden being associated with the CIA is disinformation by 9/11 conspiracy mythologists who simply needed to manufacture “information” to support their myths. They base the CIA/bin Laden association on the fact that bin Laden fought the USSR in Afghanistan and the CIA supported the Mujaheddin who were also fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan. The link between bin Laden and the CIA fails because bin Laden fought as part of a foreign fighter group that were financed and equipped by Islamic nations and individuals in the Middle East, not the US. While the Mujaheddin and the Foreign Fighters sometimes operated in the same area, cooperation between them was minimal. bin Laden himself is on record as stating that he never saw evidence of US support of Afghani rebels in Afghanistan.