Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekly Standard provides forum for the nuttiest criticism of President Obama to date...

... which is that by allowing States to make their own determinations on medical marijuana he is causing the collapse of Mexico.

This is the voice of John Walters, Dubya's drug control czar who is also roundly pissed that Obama has tossed his old position out of the cabinet:

On the key issue of illegal drugs--the widely recognized source of criminal power in Mexico--the Obama administration is lurching dangerously in reverse. In his first statement on drug policy, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested he may no longer enforce federal law against trafficking marijuana if the traffickers call their marijuana medical. Both U.S. and Mexican officials at all levels know that medical marijuana is an utter fraud used to undermine drug enforcement in the United States. Mexican officials also know (as does the Justice Department) that much of the marijuana sold in the "dispensaries" of California funds the mafias of Mexico....

And what must Mexican officials think about Vice President Biden's recent announcement that the next director of drug control policy would be kicked out of the Obama cabinet?...

The failure of President Obama to announce the new director himself, coupled with the demotion from cabinet membership, indicates two things. There must have been an internal debate over something the vice president cares very much about and he lost. More importantly, it shows that President Obama is not committed and that is dangerous for Mexico and the United States.


Downgrading this ridiculous office and changing Bushco policy on medical marijuana, along with the re-authorization of stem cell research funding, and support for world-wide gay rights at the UN are all examples of things the Obama administration has done right during its first two months.

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