“I Don’t Think That Legalization Of Drugs Is Going To Be The Answer”

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 16 2012 @ 1:32pm

A depressing insight into Obama's inherent conservatism when it comes to the failed, failing and democracy-eroding war on drugs:


Mansfield Frazier fears the South and Central American response:

International trade agreements, while seemingly complicated, are really based on the simple principle of “You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.” If we want our neighbors to the south to continue buying American-made Caterpillar tractors instead of those made in China or other Pacific Rim countries, we have to be willing to help them with the huge problem American demand for drugs has created for their countries. Otherwise, they’ll shop elsewhere, and why wouldn’t they?