Philipe Calderon-president of Mexico recently commented on CNN: 28,000 people have died in Mexico in 2010 alone, from the war with the drug cartels. We lost a total of 56,000 American lives in the 10 year war in Viet Nam. Calderon said his country is in such turmoil because it borders the largest drug using country in the world. This echo's the statement made by Manuel Noriega when our military and DEA captured him in Panama. It's a supply and demand issue as acknowledged by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. click
We have waged our drug war on 2 fronts. Interdiction and education. We have spent billions on police and military against the cartels, who are merely trying to secure trade routes into the US. We currently have military "predator" drones patrolling the border. Yet supply and demand continue to increase. Why is there such a huge demand?- Self Medication!
Since the economic crisis of 2008, applications for addiction rehab have increased 500%. The common denominator in all addictions is stress/pain-physical or emotional. Addiction follows hard times. Stress management is the key. Our primary efforts at teaching our children-"Dare"-drug awareness resistance education-has according to the Surgeon General and statistics, failed... California Department of Education." In 1995, a report to the California Department of Education by Joel Brown Ph. D. stated that none of California's drug education programs, including D.A.R.E., work!
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