so .... okay! Here is a funny story! Your editrix (me) used to teach political science at University of California Irvine. This particular course was on conspiracy theories, and I used lots of true examples of actual conspiracies that were true! In preparing a lecture on Reagan and Bush I promising the Iranians money and weapons if they would just be so kind as to hold onto Jimmy Carter's hostages until after the election, I searched and searched the Internet for the source of a fact I remembered very clearly: that George Bush's denial that he could have met with the Iranians in Paris because he had been at a conference that weekend was a bunk alibi; he hadn't actually gone to the conference until the next day.