“It is well known that U.S. demand for drugs over the past 40 years has remained pretty much stable, although the types of drugs consumed have changed: marijuana was the drug of the 1960s and 1970s, cocaine and crack were the drugs of the 1990s, and methamphetamine is the drug of the first decade of the 21st century. However, the overall number of users has remained pretty much the same.If the United States hasn't been able to reduce drug consumption in 40 years, it's very unlikely that it will be able to do it now.”
On the article “AP IMPACT: After 40 years, $1 trillion, US war on Drugs has failed to meet any of its goals” published on May 13 by the Associated Press we are able to appreciate a fragment that confirms the same fact “After 40 years, the United States'war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn't worked.
"In the grand scheme, it has not been successful," Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. "Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything,magnified, intensified."
So we can confirm the fact that the United Sates a much more powerful country hasn’t being able to lower down the statistics on drugs, that they have spend 40 years on war that’s hasn’t met any achievements.
It is important to be aware that one country much more powerful than us has being into a war for the last 40 years and hasn’t achieve anything, so this make usthink if this war is on the correct way? and gives us a reason to evaluate the possibilities to achieve something on our country.
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“Last year, some 7,600 people died in drug-related episodes in Mexico — more than a thousand deaths more than in 2008. And the death rate in 2008 was, in turn, double that of the previous year.”
Correct:“MEXICO CITY — As the death toll has climbed from drug-related violence in Mexico, it's fallen largely to newspapers to keep the count.
Two weeks ago, a government report that legislators leaked spoke of 22,700 deaths over little more than a three-year period, a far higher body count than the 18,000 or so given by El Universal, a leading newspaper.
President Felipe Calderon's aides won'tconfirm the report, and some political analysts have seized on the lack of transparency as an element in the Mexican leader's difficulties in rallying the nation in the campaign against heavily armed narcotics syndicates.”
This was written in the article “Deaths in Mexico drug war pass 22, 000, but who’s counting? ” by Tim Johnson from the McClatchy newspapers, where we can confirm the facts thatthe drug war in Mexico has increased the number of deaths in the last years more than the double from a previous time. Deaths keep increasing in an unstoppable way by this drug war initiated by President Felipe Calderon.
This information is relevant cause we must know what is happening with our country and the results we are getting from a very expensive and deathly war. It’simportant to understand the consequences of having this massively war against the drugs cartels.
This fact is reliable on the sense that we are able to back up the idea with other articles and actual facts that appear on the news. Ass well we found one article from a reliable source that talks more specifically on the numbers matter that this war has over taken thousands and thousands of...