May 12, 2006
THE RISE AND FALL of Mexican drug-law reform over the last two weeks has been, for drug legalizers, a dizzying high followed by a painfully abrupt crash. U.S. drug authorities laid down their usual bummer: No user is going to get off easy on their watch. And thanks to the United States' overwhelming power and influence, their watch extends everywhere.
Mexico isn't the first nation to suffer side effects from America's estimated $30-billion-a-year drug war.
JWAZ - What are we getting for spending 30 Billion a year? Are drugs any less available? If it's not working, why do we keep spending billions?