On one side, Americans pay large sums of money to vast networks of people who grow, process, ship, smuggle, defend, and deliver drugs to the US. On the other side, Americans also pay another network of people vast amounts to find, fight, arrest, and kill those whom we hire to provide the drugs to begin with.
... many Latin American nations are becoming less willing to play host to the outsourced drug war between American taxpayers and American consumers. So long as US dollars finance both sides of this bloody international battle, it makes little difference what is done anywhere else." Nov. 25, 2010