UN Seeks to Ratchet Up War on Drugs in Africa

The U.N. says drugs are fueling terrorism in Africa. Maybe we'll send troops there too? But wait, it's not just Africa:

For his part, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said drug trafficking was also affecting peacekeeping efforts in Afghanistan, Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and elsewhere.

Maybe we'll send troops everywhere. Or, maybe we could give legalization another look.

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    Arm everyone! (none / 0) (#1)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 07:46:16 PM EST
    That's the ticket.  Heaven forbid we address things that might be at the root of the problem in places like Haiti--like crushing poverty and hunger.  

    Maybe we can let the U.N. handle (none / 0) (#3)
    by ruffian on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 08:31:47 PM EST
    this one special project. Kinda busy.

    What a coincidence... (none / 0) (#4)
    by kdog on Wed Dec 09, 2009 at 08:27:42 AM EST
    our efforts to combat the drug trade are also negatively affecting the peace.  Police and Thieves theory.

    Maybe we should call the whole thing off, whaddya think?  At the very least something for the traffickers and anti-traffickers to think about as they reload.

    Lets give education (none / 0) (#5)
    by jondee on Wed Dec 09, 2009 at 11:52:55 AM EST
    self control and an enlightened approach to the pursuit of altered states another look. How about that?

    Just say know.