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The Assassination of Mexico's Top Cop Proves That the Drug War is Failing

Anyone who thinks aggressive law-enforcement is going to solve the drug problem needs to look at what's happening in Mexico:

MEXICO CITY — Gunmen assassinated the acting chief of Mexico’s federal police early on Thursday morning in the most brazen attack so far in the year-and-a-half-old struggle between the government and organized crime gangs.

The Mexican police have been under constant attack since President Felipe Calderón took office in December 2007 and started an offensive against drug cartels that had corrupted the municipal police forces and local officials in several towns along the border with the United States and on both coasts. [NY Times]

Unbelievably, George Bush and the Drug Czar are trying to give Mexico a $1.4 billion aid package to fight the cartels, even as the futility of this battle becomes more apparent every day. It is precisely the process of trying to eradicate massive drug markets that creates such brutal and perpetual violence. Thus, giving Mexico more money for the drug war is just exactly what we must not do.

This excellent clip featuring the Wall Street Journal's Mary Anastasia O'Grady explains why the U.S. is responsible for the violence in Mexico and why the only solution is to deal with our own drug problem here at home.

O'Grady acknowledges that prohibition isn't working, and though she doesn’t say it outright, I think it's pretty clear that she knows what must be done. More of this type of talk at the Wall Street Journal is exactly what we need as the Drug Czar lobbies for funding to support even more drug war violence south of the border.
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I am thoroughly horrified at how the Dallas Morning News is portraying "plan Meridia," as a new grand scheme for the happiness and protection of American and Mexican citizens. It goes even further by saying that "This is an all out war" and the horrible violence that has already occurred because of our implementation of an ineffective and destructive policy is "A good sign," and that "Things will get worse before they get better." What can we do to stop these outrageous stories from shaping a metroplex's opinions? I truly feel like this is a form of public brainwashing, in a sense.

Public Brainwashing

I TOO truly feel like this is a form of public brainwashing. It's scary and scarry too.
As a father who had a son in this war, I feel the pain of this war.
My son was hurt deeply and suffered greatly as a POW, he is recovering now, thank G-D.
I am so proud of my son for standing up for what he belived to be TRUE.
Whitch was Genesis 1:29 from Jewish Bible "See, I give you
every seed-bearing plant that is upon all the earth, and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit; THEY shall be yours for food."
The Public Brainwashing
worked on my son, he nolonger belives in the bible.
But I do! Unwashable Bible Brian. LEAD poison works.

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