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EL PASO - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today demanded that President Obama send more troops to the Texas-Mexico border and used the shots that hit El Paso City Hall as an example of increased violence on the border...
...He also said the "time for talk has passed."
Originally posted by brainwrek
War should be declared on Mexico immediately.
Originally posted by ganja
War on Mexico? It's isn't the Mexican government that is shooting out town halls and the like! It is the cartels and gangs.
Even cheaper than putting a HUGE fence or sending in troops: Legalization of cannabis. I've said it on other threads and I'll say it again - legalize the stuff, and you take away a HUGE chunk of the income for these guys. It is the same thing they had to do with alcohol to get rid of the gangs in the thirties (which began in the first place BECAUSE of prohibition).
edit to add: while I don't think war on Mexico is the answer, I will say that they could be doing more from their side, and I am well aware of the corruption of the government south of the border (and north of it for that matter).
[edit on 1-7-2010 by ganja]
Originally posted by WTFover
reply to post by ganja
Unfortunately, since becoming legally and readily available, alcohol is the most abused "drug" and is responsible for many societal ills.
Also, if legalization would cause such financial devastation to the drug trade, why are the cartels targeting those who wish to enhance criminalization, rather than those who advocate legalization?