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IPFS News Link • Drug War

Janet Napolitano Insists Drug War Not a Failure

• by John Glaser
 .S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano defended Washington’s failed war on drugs and vowed to continue to support brutal Latin American governments claiming to combat the producers and traffickers of narcotics.
At a joint news conference with Mexican Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, Napolitano was asked why Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, the leader of the powerful Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa, had not yet been captured.

Napolitano compared Guzman to Osama bin Laden. “It took us 10 years to find Osama Bin Laden and we found him,” she answered.

But the fact that certain big name cartel bosses have not yet been caught or killed has nothing to do with the failure of the drug war. Domestically, the drug war has been the source of social decay, wasting of taxpayer dollars, and the most comprehensive civil liberties infringements.