Obama Seeks Volunteer Drug War Soldiers

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Everybody loves volunteerism, but this is just nuts:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is developing plans to seek up to 1,500 National Guard volunteers to step up the military's counter-drug efforts along the Mexican border, senior administration officials said Monday.

The plan is a stopgap measure being worked out between the Defense Department and the Homeland Security Department, and comes despite Pentagon concerns about committing more troops to the border — a move some officials worry will be seen as militarizing the region.

Well, what the hell else would it be seen as? We're not sending these dudes down there to do landscaping. Pete Guither thinks it will end badly:

Take soldiers trained for war, seek out volunteers out of those who specifically would like to fight a drug war, arm them, and put them on American soil near a potentially volatile border.

Get ready for another Esequiel Hernandez -- possibly many.

The whole thing really is a recipe for disaster, as if the drug war isn’t enough of a disaster already. I wouldn't have thought it possible, but there are still people in our government dreaming up dumb drug war ideas that no one's thought of before.
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For me, I do not think drug

For me, I do not think drug war is not enough of a disaster already. On the contrary, it has threatened us more and more seriously. However, how many people will volunteer to Obama’s seeking?

SANITY

HERE'S AN IDEA FOR OUR BELOVED LEADER. HOW ABOUT WE JUST LEGALIZE, REGULATE AND TAX THE TINY FRACTION OF ONE PERCENT OF DRUGS THAT REMAIN ILLEGAL IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY? THAT WAY PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO USE THEM CAN CONTINUE TO DO SO AND THOSE WHO CHOOSE NOT TO CAN CONTINUE NOT TO, ONLY WE WOULDN'T BE VIOLATING EVERYONE'S GOD-GIVEN AND CONSTITUTIONALLY GUARANTEED RIGHTS, WASTING TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, CRIMINALIZING SOME OF THE MOST BRILLIANT AND SENSATIVE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, CONTINUING WITH A FAILED POLICY THAT GUARANTEES UNREGULATED DRUG AVAILABILITY TO OUR CHILDREN, DEGRADING THE DOMESTIC TRANQUILLITY OF SEVERAL ALLIED NATIONS, DESTROYING RESPECT FOR LAW AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, LYING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT DRUGS, ETC., ETC., ETC. PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK. IT DID NOT WORK THE FIRST TIME IT WAS TRIED, AND IT HAS NOT WORKED SINCE. AND THE FIRST TIME THERE WAS ONLY ONE PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE (A SPECIFIC TREE FRUIT) AND TWO PEOPLE (ADAM AND EVE), AND BOTH OF THEM VIOLATED THE PROHIBITION. PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK. ARE PEOPLE REALLY THIS STUPID? EXACTLY WHAT PART OF--STOP DOING WHAT DOESN'T, HASN'T, ISN'T, CAN'T AND NEVER WILL WORK, AND TRY SOMETING ELSE--CAN'T PEOPLE SEEM TO UNDERSTAND?

Esequiel Hernandez

Have you ever noticed how much Esequiel Hernandez resembled a very young George Bush?

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