The war on drugs can be won in less than a week. We just need to carpet bomb, defoliate, and nuke the major cocoa and dope growing regions of south and central america.
That or we just legalize it and tax the bejesus out of it. Either way, its time to end the multi-billion dollar debacle.
The more I think about it the more preposterous it sounds! Seriously can you imagine if we actually did bomb and defoliate most of the farmland of several nations of the world? It's an act as monsterous as it is unthinkable! Not even considering the loss of innocent life (and for the most part the people who farm poppies and coca plants are just simple farmers eeking out an existance, where it's the people who process the stuff into drugs that are the big guys making the fat cash), there's the fact that we can't simply make decisions like that for other sovereign nations. And should we destroy all that farmland, what the hell would we expect them to do with it then? One of the primary things at issue here is that they are trying to irradicate poppy farms in Afghanistan but yet they give the farmers no alternative? What are they supposed to do instead? Starve?!? Live on the streets and beg?!? Fortunately even this administration has more sense than that.....Legalization is simply the only real alternative.
Legalization is simply the only real alternative.
And it truly is sad that we as a society have digressed to the point that personal accountability seems too much to ask. Funny, other countries don't seem to have that problem. You don't hear of a whole lot of Arabic junkies surviving their first brush with the law. As a result, they don't have a high drug problem.