We can only hope. The clues that Tom highlights are largely signals of a retreat from the failed war south of the U.S. border. To end the “war” it is necessary to legalize narcotics in America, to end the era of prohibition, and thus to dismantle the profits that drive organized crime.
i ran across the following article in the UK’s Independent, but surprisingly the news doesn’t seem to have aroused the slightest interest in the US media:
After 40 years of defeat and failure, America’s “war on drugs” is being buried in the same fashion as it was bornamid bloodshed, confusion, corruption and scandal. (…)
Maybe Obama will be able to find other uses for War on Drugs authority and budgets? It would be nice to see the states start to wrest control back over this matter, but it is hard to expect any easy devolution of hard-won federal authority.
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