Latin American leaders are calling for an exit strategy in America's war on drugs:
At Latin America summit, Obama to face push for drug legalization
Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas, in their attempt to curb regional drug violence, are expected to call for legalizing marijuana and other drugs, a move Obama opposes.
Look, if a bunch of Mexicans have to deal with death and corruption so that Manhattan hipsters can light up on Saturday night, well, move on, right? Live and let live.
Do I have a point? Plenty of people smoke cigarettes and are very casual about the likely pain and suffering they will eventually inflict on themselves and their family. Why are people likely to be more solicitous of Mexico and the problems our collective drug use creates for them? Recreational drug users might want to think about respecting our fellow world citizens if respecting our nation's drug laws seems ridiculous. But I am not holding my breath (or inhaling...)
NO WAY OUT: Obama stands firm for the status quo.