Drug War Whac-A-Mole

Jul 24 2012 @ 9:14am

The futile war on drugs is expanding into Africa. Ryan Grim sighs:

Yes, it may be possible to push trafficking out of one broken West African nation. But why? What's the point? So we can chase it to the next country? The very fact that Western Africa has become a significant stop on the global trade route is evidence in itself of the failure of the drug war, a failure that won't be straightened out by doubling down on the same strategy. Indeed, drug traffickers are in Africa as a direct result of U.S. pressure on trading routes first in the Caribbean, and then in South and Central America.