Friday, November 19, 2010

Silly Comments from People Who Should Know Better

Barry McCaffrey, former drug czar, says that it's "inevitable that we win the war on drugs". This is indisputable, though only if you accept that "inevitable" is a synonym of "impossible".

Also, Rick Perry says it's time for Obama to send the army to Mexico:
"Obviously, Mexico has to approve any type of assistance that we can give them. But the fact of the matter is these [drug gangs] are people who are highly motivated for money, they are vicious, they are armed to the teeth. And I want to see them defeated," he said.
To his credit, he included the line about Mexico having to accept whatever assistance is given. But to his discredit, this is a silly idea that would put American soldiers at risk while striving for an unachievable objective.

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