Unsurprisingly, a WaPo opinion columnist thinks that we need to really commit to more war in the War on Drugs™. You know, because over 40 years, an untold number of deaths, trillions of dollars, and zero effect on drug use (which doesn’t even question the idea that keeping people from getting high is a morally correct position to begin with), we’re sure to win if we would just commit to it!
The Mexican government announced on Wednesday that it will send more troops and federal police to its northeastern corner near the U.S. border [in order to combat drug cartels which control large swaths of Mexican border towns].
Yet the Mexican elite class and military remain too proud to do what they immediately should: Call in the Marines.
I say this a bit tendentiously to get Mexicans out of their nationalistic stupor. They, in fact, should call in the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, too. But not in large units. Rather, Mexico is in dire need of American military specialists stationed within its borders to help the country build powerful electronic intelligence systems and train modern military and police forces to replace its suffocatingly hierarchical, outdated ones.
2010-11-27 » madlibertarianguy