Wednesday, February 29, 2012

U.S. Tells South America to Shut Up About Legalizing Drugs

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Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has a message for everyone who thinks the drug war is bad: you're wrong, it's awesome.
(Reuters) - Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano defended Washington's drug war strategy on Monday despite calls by some Latin American leaders to consider decriminalizing narcotics.
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"I would not agree with the premise that the drug war is a failure," Napolitano said. "It is a continuing effort to keep our peoples from becoming addicted to dangerous drugs."
Okay, but what do these two sentences have to do with one another? Yes, we know the drug war is "a continuing effort to keep our peoples from becoming addicted to dangerous drugs [and marijuana]," but I don't understand what that has to do with whether or not it's been a failure. This is like saying, "I would not agree with premise that asbestos is toxic. It is a material used to insulate buildings."

So in a metaphorical sense, you could say that American drug policy is made of asbestos, and Janet Napolitano has been given the fun assignment of convincing a bunch of frustrated foreign leaders that the sickness and death presently surrounding them was caused by something other than the one thing that's obviously causing it.


It's a ridiculous situation that lends itself to some really ridiculous arguments, such as Napolitano preposterously comparing Mexican Drug Kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman to Osama Bin Laden:

"It took us 10 years to find (al Qaeda chief) Osama bin Laden and we found him, and you know what happened there," Napolitano said.

Yeah, but the fact that these drug lords are as slippery as Osama f#$king Bin Laden ought not to inspire confidence. Seriously, I don't even know what her point is supposed to be, because it's gotta be pretty damn obvious to Latin American leaders that we don't have enough SEAL teams to track down and kill every wannabe drug boss all over the globe. Their services, unlike Bin Laden's, are actually popular with much of the American public.

Calls for legalization in Latin America are going to get louder the longer this idiocy continues, and it should surprise no one that the U.S. government's latest attempts to suppress it are utterly and predictably devoid of substance as always.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Freedom not fashism ! peoples freedom been taking away with no research is wrong ..she is not alone in the world ..
empathizing with the people would give her a diffrent vieuw on it!

Vandecasteele jurgen said...

Freedom not fashism ! peoples freedom been taking away with no research is wrong ..she is not alone in the world ..
empathizing with the people would give her a diffrent vieuw on it!

Anonymous said...

The U.S. of Hollow

Junior demons litter the culture,
sucking up all that’s left.
The Elder knew how to pick em’
The Boy claimed no such heft.
Picked apart and long picked over,
our bird of Giving Thanks.
America, finally laid to rest,
by her own traitorous Yanks.
Liberty and Freedom,
need no such plan to follow.
Bleeding slowly across our land,
The United States of Hollow.
-
RJ O’Guillory /Author/ Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

Anonymous said...

War is peace .....

Judging from his scrambled logic, I suspect this Napolitano guy is hoarding the stash for himself!

Anonymous said...

I think "Fashism" is actually a really term as it pulls in the bogus fashion bs clouding people

Anonymous said...

Janet Napolitano needs to go. She's an ignorant, hypocritical idiot who knows nothing about drugs. She maintains the drug war is keeping people from getting addicted. Thing is, marijuana is not addictive; not at all, look it up; yet they're upping the war against it. It's completely insane and has nothing to do with public safety, it's about helping Big Pharma to take over the markets and they don't want competition.

Anonymous said...

"I would not agree with the premise that the drug war is a failure," Napolitano said.

Of course she wouldn't. The drug war is used to place our people under direct state control and to feed the prison-industrial complex. Also, elements of the government are trafficking narcotics and these profits are used to fund off-the-radar (frequently illegal) projects.

On the other hand, Napolitano thinks it's perfectly ok for low-class government perverts to stick their hands in the pants of your children and spouse. So .... is Napolitano someone whose opinion you can respect?

Anonymous said...

She a fat dyke. Legalize Mary Jane, and close the Mexican Boarder!!! There are enuff of those 100 pound little gangsters in this country to make any American wanna puke!!! If they want to push vaccination, it should be on the illegal Mexican population that are worthless and breeding at an exponential rate!! They don't believe in contraception or birth control.....oh, and let's not forget their here Illegally!!!!!

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