Saturday, February 3, 2007

CNN Lou Dobbs - video:Drug Crackdown on Border Leading to More Violence The U.S. Border Patrol says drug seizures of cocaine and marijuana are up sharply this year. President Felipe Calderon, of Mexico, continues to target drug cartels, to his credit. But despite the idiocy that surrounds border security, there is another idiocy rising up. A group of law enforcement agents now say that effort is actually fueling drug trafficking and violence, and they say the answer is to end the war on drugs. A group of 6,500 current and former law enforcement officers say the nation's 37-year war on drugs is unwinnable and is actually creating more violence and addiction. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) says legalizing and regulating drugs is the best strategy. LEAP says the U.S. has spent $1 trillion fighting the war on drugs, only to see drug violence escalate.