As we reported yesterday, Vice President Biden is in Latin America and is hearing a lot from leaders there that the War on Drugs is failing miserably. His response was predictably stupid.

“It warrants a discussion. It’s totally legitimate for this to be raised. It’s worth discussing … but there is no possibility that the Obama-Biden administration will change its policy on legalization.”

Yeah, that’s our Vice President. But beyond Biden’s inability to form coherent sentences is the absolute refusal of The Obama Administration to consider a different path. The U.S. is dooming so many countries to incredible violence and political corruption.

But maybe that’s the point. Don’t companies and therefore politicians in the U.S. profit from the destabilization of other countries?

The issue of the failure of the drug war is likely to be brought up later this month when The Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna, Austria. Many countries are tired of being used by The United States to keep drug prices high so that our corrupt politicians can get kickbacks from the cartels and the “legal” drug dealers of Big Pharma.

But when will those countries finally stand up to our government? In the end, what can they do? As long as the drug black market exists in the U.S., gangs and cartels in all countries can get a cut.

– Joe Klare

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Joe Klare has been writing about marijuana issues for the past 5 years online, in print and on air.

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