However, being legal or illegal was never the point. Nor was it what you or I thought of them. it was that the industry successfully kept people in the dark by pretending there was a controversy where there wasn't one. Many good people, who outside fo that issue, were bright intelligent and overall good folks were fooled into thinking the jury was still out when it wasn't. this tactic worked so well that others copied it, as has been done concerning GW. There is no real debate.
And J I don't give two ****s about liberalism or conservativism. It's about what is right and what is wrong, true and false. Have you forgotten how to discuss something outside those two false frameworks?