Denninger: Reefer Madness
KD points to an article advocating the opening of a new front in the Forever War, followed by his discussion of how Americans completely lost their sanity on the drug question.
As Billy Beck has noted, you simply do not get to where we are in militarized-police, checkpoints-and-crotch-frisking, cringing America today without the Nixon Drug War.
Long before the GWoT, the WoD provided the motivation for much of the expansion of Federal funding for local law enforcement.
Results after forty years?
More drugs, at lower prices, with more addicts than ever before.
So sure, let's go invade Mexico.
That'll fix it.
Sheer, bloody madness.