The WOD is fought incorrectly. You cannot fight a war on drugs where 90% of them are imported without closing the border. Period. When the suppliers start losing 7 out of 10 shipments or more instead of 2 out of 10 (and the number maybe lower) then you will see a change. No matter what Holder’s clan say they have no idea how much really comes over the border/ports/aircraft/seas.
I speak from sitting on the border and watching obvious runners come over and get caught taking the under-staffed LEOs off their post and over the next several hours you can see the increase in traffic until they figure the next shift comes on or the arresting officers are back out of the office.
It is the legal system that you and your associates have also implemented that requires insane documentation just to put an illegal Mexican drug runner caught with 200 pounds in jail. It took me 3-5 hours to clear paperwork and arraignments before I was back out. That your honor is BS. Please don’t lecture my on civil rights yada yada. It is a broken system all designed to ensure jobs in the legal community not protect rights of the accused.
Where is the evidence that 90% of drugs are imported?
without closing the border.
Since drugs can be hidden in legal imported goods, how do you propose we close the border to that traffic without bringing all importation to a grinding halt?
While I believe a “closed border will help, and is advisable, I do not believe a “closed border” will resolve all issues with the WOD. In the past 5-7 years, I’ve seen an explosion of heroin abuse among our young adults. It’s reached epidemic proportions. The heroin is coming from Afghanistan. Why? Because we are there. I’ll bet there are, in theory, more strict controls over what comes and goes from Afghanistan than with any “closed” border for a neighboring country.
This reason alone is sufficient for me to say that we need to leave Afghanistan. Now. Our presence there is subsidizing the drug trade.