I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

The other outrageous war! Part III

I made it clear how I feel about "The War On Drugs" here:
While the war in Iraq may outrageous there is another war that is equally outrageous and is truly bi-partisan, the war on drugs. Like the war in Iraq it has accomplished nothing positive, consumed vast sums of the nations wealth and ruined lives. The reasons for the war on drugs are similar to the reasons for the war in Iraq.
  • Political Power
  • Corporate Wealth and Power
  • Religious Zealotry
And had an example of how misguided it is here.

This morning the New York Times reports that Mexico Passes Law Making Possession of Some Drugs Legal.
MEXICO CITY, April 28 — Mexican lawmakers passed a sweeping new drug law early Friday that would crack down on small-time dealers, legalize the possession of small quantities of drugs and mandate treatment for addicts.

Under the bill, it would be legal to have 25 milligrams of heroin, a fifth of an ounce of marijuana or half a gram of cocaine. The bill also makes it legal to possess small amounts of LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, amphetamines and peyote.
Joe Gandelman has a good summary of the reactions to this move by the Mexican government. Needless to say the war on drugs hawks in the US are not too pleased.

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