When Pat Moynihan was an adviser to President Nixon, he persuaded the French government to break the "French connection" by which heroin came to America. Moynihan explained his achievement to Labor Secretary George Shultz, who said laconically: "Good."
Moynihan: "No, really, this is a big event."
Shultz, unfazed: "Good."
Moynihan: "I suppose that you think that so long as there is a demand for drugs, there will continue to be a supply."
Shultz: "You know, there's hope for you yet."