Mar 17, 2012

Drug Policy Debate: Ethics of the US Role in the Drug War

World Affairs Journal: "No amount of aid, however, can de-link the United States from these (drug war) conflicts—and it's this piece that has long frustrated many Latin American leaders. The United States isn't just a foreign country, helping out troubled neighbors. It's actually the very country whose consumers are keeping the market bouyant. It is part of this equation. So when Mexico goes to war with its cartels, the United States is, essentially, also at war.

In order to extricate itself from this conflict, the United States would have to cease to provide a lucrative market for drugs. And here's where the argument for decriminalization comes in."read more

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