Comments: Ho-Hum, More Massive Drug Corruption

Troll misrepresenting Chris Rock in 3..2..1..

Posted by hf at March 9, 2008 03:30 PM

Match the drug menace with the war:

Vietnam = Golden Triangle heroin + Thai sticks (Southern Air Transport & Air America).

Iran-contra = Mideast heroin (Monzer al-Kassar et al) + cocaine from Latin America.

Afghanistan = heroin (Bout et al).

Ever since J. Edgar Hoover was shown "those pictures" law enforcement has been in bed with the illicit drug industry.

Posted by Bob In Pacifica at March 9, 2008 04:01 PM

Don't forget WWII&ColdWar=heroin(Sicilian and Corsican mafias).
Inasmuch as aspirin is 'dealt' by pharmaceutical corporations(whose business ethics and profits rival those of their illicit cousins),I'm not sure that's the best example to use-how about 'as much sway in the halls of government as proponents of single-payer health care do currently'?

Posted by BobS. at March 9, 2008 05:53 PM

B
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LEGALIZE

Posted by Mike Meyer at March 9, 2008 06:26 PM

Impeach, then legalize! (h/t MM)
But to the point. A simple way to both decriminalize and de-market 'natual drugs' is a 'personal use' policy. MJ is this most obvious and easily worked as it is a weed easily grown at home. A simple rule would be no selling and no posession beyond a couple of ounces / a few plants. Does coca leaf grow under lights? Opium poppies? The idea would be to take the 'trade' part out of the equation and depopulate our prisons.

Posted by john in california at March 9, 2008 07:45 PM

Prisons and drug confiscation are both highly profitable practices, and dead simple tools for winning elections. You're as likely to see a dog start gnawing off his own leg.

Posted by Kyle at March 9, 2008 08:48 PM

well, it certainly is bad to have half a million people in prison for drugs. but a. the pharm industry produces wonders that improve people's lives and b. sure, drugs and corruption go hand in hand, but believe me, the FBI, CIA, the White House, and Queen Elizabeth are not involved in the drug trade. And the CIA did not create AIDS.

Posted by xyz at March 10, 2008 06:36 AM

edited: a. the pharm industry produces wonders that improve people's lives , and as a byproduct sometimes produce wonders that actually save lives.

Posted by almostinfamous at March 10, 2008 07:45 AM

actually, abolishing the FDA would be the best thing the govt could do to reduce drug prices. complete dereg, but the econ of it would go over your Db heads

Posted by xyz at March 10, 2008 10:49 AM

"sure, drugs and corruption go hand in hand, but believe me, the FBI, CIA, the White House, and Queen Elizabeth are not involved in the drug trade"

A while back, journalist Gary Webb found that CIA black ops in South America we party financed by the sale of crack. Considering the "intelligence" agencies operate with minimal oversight, it's not very surprising that they flout the law.

Posted by AC at March 10, 2008 01:22 PM

zzzz,you're getting too desperate to be disparate and subsequently are throwing any inane bullshit against the wall hoping to entice someone to clean up your mess.Superior spoofing is more subtle than that.
You don't get to play a master of this universe when you aren't even capable of master baiting.

Posted by BobS. at March 10, 2008 01:26 PM