Monday, March 23, 2009

Anti-drug effort at Mexican border?

"President Obama is finalizing plans to move federal agents, equipment and other resources to the border with Mexico to support Mexican President Felipe Calderón's campaign against violent drug cartels, according to U.S. security officials."

No one's paying attention, but we're starting another war, this time in northern Mexico, in support of the war on drugs. Ultimately, we will be invading / intruding into the Mexican states on their side of the border.

Of course, the war on drugs is a war America can and will win only if and when Americans stop buying recreational drugs. Without American demand for illegal drugs on our side of the border, there are no drug cartels on their side of the border. We don't need to invade Mexico. We need to either legalize or stop using.

In retrospect, maybe giving front row seats at the inauguration to drug dealers and gang bangers turned rap moguls wasn't such a good idea.

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