Friday, June 13, 2008

Dear DEA.......

Dear Drug Czars and DEA,

If you want to end cocaine production in the world, I have a tip for you. I pulled it from the AP today:

Colombia produces more than 80 percent of the world's cocaine.

Need I say anything else? Trust me, if you cannot handle it, UNASUR will under Argentina and Chile's leadership. I am sure Venezuela and Brazil will stop it but you may not like the result.... Or do we still need to be the world's drug police?

Could we just give them the old neo-conservative "You have 48 hours to get out" before the regime change begins.... but that might only make things worse.... right?

Even the French President's wife is singing songs about their drugs....While I have you here may I ask a question please? Why is it that our "friends" in Colombia produce the worlds largest amount of cocaine, and our "friends" in Afghanistan produce the world's most heroin and we can't stop that despite the fact that we have military bases all over the place in both countries and spend over a billion dollars a year in each?

Can't we have friends who do not deal drugs? My Mom always told me never have friends who deal drugs. Wouldn't that be a good national policy too?

Think our policy is wrong?

And we won't let marijuana be used as a biofuel....If we invested half the amount we spend on defoliating Colombia, we could produce marijuana biofuel....just a thought....I mean come on.... Dyncorp could recoup their losses in the biofuel market....

2 comments:

Duffy said...

You're confusing "can't" and "won't". Considering we're probably their number one consumer, why aren't we labeled a nation of drug addicts? My mom told me not to have drug addicts as friends.

Brian said...

Duffy, thanks that was more than a little snark as you know I think they should chuck the whole idea of a "drug war" and adopt new policies that use the market in our favor by undercutting the black martket, and combined with restraining the drug lords in Colombia, Central America and Mexico. I would love to see our pharmaceutical industry develop 5th generation anestetics from the poppies in Afghanistan so that the black market is wiped out... remember addicts can be weaned off of a drug....and get counseling for the problem and if they are consenting adult, I am not going to tell them what to do but if they are friend I am going to give them my advice to stop it and get them help. The dealers are part of a black market underworld that is profoundly dangerous. I probably am confusing can't and won't...