Friday, October 10, 2014

Killing the Customers?

Ever read a story and immediately realize that it just didn't pass the "smell test"? Republican congresscritter and senate candidate Tom Cotton's yarn about ISIS teaming up with Mexican drug cartels to kill Arkansans really doesn't wash. Even from a common sense standpoint, it's obviously utter bullshit. Why the hell would the Mexican drug cartels want to kill their customer base?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A more interesting question: Why the hell have three decades of American politicians continued our 'War On Drugs'?

mikey said...

I can help with that one, Thunder. It's because Americans don't really give a shit - you could say opposition to the War on Drugs is broad but just not very deep. And whenever a politician promises to reduce the spending on law enforcement or incarceration he or she is hammered mercilously by the opposition and the media as being 'soft on crime'. And the people, who might like some theoretical changes, are panicked by the specifics and hammer that same politician at the ballot box.

The winning argument is always MORE law enforcement, MORE incarceration, and FEWER taxpayer funded programs for treatment or post-incarceration re-integration...