Saturday, March 07, 2009

The War on Drugs and Mexico

Pat Buchanan - yep, that Pat Buchanan - makes the case for legalizing narcotics. He's not happy about it, but he says it's either that or America (& Mexico, presumably) will have to start killing the suppliers and users in order to win the war on drugs.

Buchanan says that Mexico is losing its war on the drug cartels, who "field more than 100,000 foot soldiers", according to the Pentagon.
Add a collapsing global economy to a losing war with drug cartels, and Mexico is at grave risk of becoming a failed state, a narco-state, with a 2,000-mile border with the United States.

… Will we raise the white flag in the drug war, as well?

Which is the greater evil? Legalized narcotics for America's young or a failed state of 110,000 million on our southern border?
Could things really be that bad in Mexico?