HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Napolitano: Mexican drug ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:21 PM

Napolitano: Mexican drug war 'not a failure'

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Monday that the war on drugs in Mexico "is not a failure."

At a press conference in Mexico City after meeting Mexican Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, Napolitano called the drug policies of both Mexico and the United States "a continuing effort to keep our peoples from becoming addicted to dangerous drugs."

Napolitano also said that among the things discussed at the meeting with Poire was how to have a more regional approach to a number of security issues threatening the United States, Mexico and Central America.

Asked why, in spite of efforts by both Mexico and the United States, the leader Mexico's most powerful criminal organization -- the Sinaloa drug cartel -- remains at large, Napolitano implied it's only a matter of time before Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman falls.

full: http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/27/world/americas/mexico-drug-war-napolitano/index.html

10 replies, 2103 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Napolitano: Mexican drug war 'not a failure' (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2012 OP
bahrbearian Feb 2012 #1
saras Feb 2012 #2
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #9
Fumesucker Feb 2012 #3
LetTimmySmoke Feb 2012 #4
appal_jack Feb 2012 #5
davepc Feb 2012 #6
Earth_First Feb 2012 #7
Skye G. Mar 2012 #8
crimsonblue Mar 2012 #10

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:33 PM

1. Its not a failure , we meant for people to die and suffer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bahrbearian (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 02:10 AM

2. And to demonize drugs, not our war, as the cause.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to saras (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:38 PM

9. Precisely, saras

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 02:33 AM

3. Democrats, the reality based party..

Right?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 02:59 AM

4. What planet is she living on that she thinks the War on Drugs is not a failure?

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 03:23 AM

5. Reality: Napolitano is indeed 'a failure'

The drug war is an even bigger failure though.

K&R in the hopes that we choose wiser leaders, for both our party and our nation, in the future.

-app

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 04:10 AM

6. Of course it isin't, billions have flowed into the military-industrial complex!

A rousing success!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 09:38 AM

7. Well of course it isn't...there are BILLIONS being made by the wealthy and well-invested class...

It's all a matter of perspective.

There's PLENTY of winning happening every day!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:37 PM

8. really? not a failure?

We have been "warring" against drugs since Nixon. If Guzman falls another will take his place. My eye's were opened to what goes on in Mexico when I read The Plaza by Guillermo Paxton. I don't buy that we are winning anything. Yup, someone is making a ton of $$$ on this at the cost of a lot of human lives.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:09 PM

10. FFS.

Just make pot legal, already. Who really wants to do coke, meth, or heroin when you are stoned out of goard watching Beerfest for the eleventy-billionth time, single-handedly keeping your local Jimmy Johns franchise in business with your 2:30am orders? Oh college, how I miss thee.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread