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NPT Drug War: Congressional testimony: “We’re not winning the battle”

Breaking news from CNN:

Senators want to fight Mexican drug cartels’ expanding influence

“We’re not winning the battle,” Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard
told lawmakers. “The violence that we see in Mexico is fueled 65 to 70 percent
by the trade in one drug — marijuana.”

Goddard said he believes the United States can do more to remove the
profit from such operations, as well as attempt to reduce the demand for the

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 17, 2009 at 11:30 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Legalize marijuana and we take away 70% of the cartels profits. We also will save tens oif billions on law enforcement and incarceration. Plus take in billions in tax revenues. And stop destroying the lives of non-violent marijuana users. Not to mention the lives that will be saved from relaxing the drug war. Fuck the DEA and their symbiotic relationship with the cartels. Congressman Reyes needs to go too. He’s in the cartel pocket(s) or he’s an idiot. His “last man standing” policy towards the drug war is evil.

    Dirty Dave

    March 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm

  2. Until the mexican government takes a lead role in protecting its people and initiates a process that addresses arresting indiviuals breaking the law… It’s sad to say, but this problem will continue and our tax dollars will be lost and wasted in this scenario of denial.


    March 17, 2009 at 9:34 pm

  3. Ever wonder why it is called a war not a trade, business venture, enterprise? Non-violent users, I am still laughing about that one.

    Does 8-10000 Mexican soldiers taking over a city give you any clues?

    I just cant believe the b.s. that is written about this issue. I will say it again. Tell the truth, it has NOTHING to do with your rights being violated or saving the world. You just want to get stoned and that is all there is to it.


    March 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm

  4. No Rey, it is a lot more complicated. Prohibition doesn’t work. It makes things worse. Besides, what is wrong with people engaging in activity that gives them pleasue if nobody else is harmed? Why do you care if somebody else likes to smoke pot? Why should people have to suffer from MS, Cancer, Aids, Chronic Pain, Depression, Glaucoma, eyc… ? Marijuana is illegal because of political propaganda. Marijuan is good for humanity. Prohibition is a disaster, unless you are a druglord or work for a bloated federal law enforcement agency like the DEA,

    Dirty Dave

    March 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

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