I've thought about the story in this thread since yesterday. Even though I've been able to pretty much shine on the hype surrounding this deal and haven't studied on the story at all, this, as far out as it may sound, has the ring of truth about it. None of the other stories have. Most just sound like misdirection.
Then again, this sort of ending to any email type chain story really sucks the life out of it;
"If this doesn't outrage you, If you are not moved enough to contact your congressman about this, you are not worthy of your citizenship."