War on Drugs

By Ben Cohen

David Sirota hails the glimmer of rationality the government is showing on the ‘War on Drugs’:

Finally, after America has frittered away


billions of taxpayer dollars arming Latin American death squads,


airdropping toxic herbicide on equatorial farmland and incarcerating


more of its own citizens on nonviolent drug charges than any other


industrialized nation, two political leaders last week tried to begin


taming the most wildly out-of-control beast in the government zoo:


federal narcotics policy.

It started with Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton stating an embarrassingly obvious truth that

politicians almost never discuss. In a speech about rising violence in

Mexico, she said, “Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the

drug trade,” and then added that “we have co-responsibility” for the

cartel-driven carnage plaguing our southern border.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.