Mexico's Former Foreign Minister Castaneda Slams President Calderon Over Drug War in NPR Interview

Jorge Castañeda, the former foreign minister of Mexico, gave a strong interview to NPR's "Tell Me More" program this afternoon. Castañeda, a longtime legalization advocate, supported Pres. Calderon during his campaign, but became a critic over the Calderon drug war escalation. In this interview he slams Calderon quite harshly, making a case that the arguments Calderon made for the drug war were false, that "willful homicides" have tripled as a result of it, and that the 50,000 drug war murders, likely over 60,000 by the time Calderon leaves office in December were not worth it:

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50,000 Mexican people

I'm wondering if Obama would think of running for re-election if Americans were being slaughtered at the same rate. Not that American's and many other peoples of the world aren't also seeing significant destruction to their neighborhoods due to American War on Drugs. But the horrific damage that has been inflicted on the Mexican  people could have been avoided had America taken a more logical and peaceful course of action.

Instead of taking a more creative approach to the peaceful cannabis plant, and the incredible hemp plant, America chose the course of death,destruction and incarceration. Just goes to show you that America is not really the country to lead the World in the 21st century. Bullies pushing the rest of the World to do our bidding or we'll cut off their funding. Not wanting any country to make any decision unless we say it's alright. Bullies!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Obama won't even mention the 50,000 or 60,000 some thousand lives,it's like collateral damage and the price that has to be paid. Well the bullies are wrong, and they must help stop this stupidity without anymore bloodletting ASAP.

MAKE LOVE NOT WAR.

A war against something

A war against something ppl want is stupid.

 

What is worth a human live?

 

Prevent them from using or dieing from drugs by shooting  them or let them shoot ,isnt such smart move.

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