Why aren’t Obama and McCain talking about the drug war?

“Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said there has been “an unprecedented surge in violence along the 1,951-mile U.S.-Mexico border this year, with 892 border agents assaulted between October and July in fiscal 2008 – a stark increase when compared to the 638 assaults during the first 10 months of fiscal 2006. Some agents say the Border Patrol alone will be unable to handle the violence that is likely to be coming over the border in the next few years snf that it may be necessary for the U.S. military to play a role in tackling the problem,” according to the Washington Times.

Why aren’t Barack Obama and John McCain talking about this war on our Southern border?  The drug war is threatening to destroy American lives – and Mexico has so far been unable to manage this disaster.

And check out this additional excerpt from the Washington Times, “But it should be noted that last year, both Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama voted against an amendment by offered by Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, to the Senate immigration bill that would have permanently barred gang members, terrorists, sex offenders and illegal aliens convicted of at least three DUIs from the United States. In a very real sense, Americans who want the border secured to prevent criminal aliens from coming in do not have a candidate with a serious chance of winning the presidency this year.”

It is, to me, reasonable to ban criminals from entering our country.  As my readers know, I am not against immigration.  However we ought to do whatever we can to prevent entry to gang members and others who would have been banned by the Cornyn bill.  Why would Obama not support this measure?

And why isn’t McCain talking about the drug war?  Instead he had a lot of tough words for the Russians during the RNC.  Just what we don’t need in the White House – a hothead who wants to get into a war with Russia!

Ultimately we need a new drug policy in this country – American drug use is destroying Mexico and having an awful effect on our country too.  Did you know that the meth capital of the U.S. is now Missouri?  We are failing to keep our kids off drugs – and our prisons are overflowing with convicts involved with drugs.  But Obama and McCain are ignoring this mess altogether.  Why is that?

We legalized medicinal use of marijuana here in California and the Bush administration had done nothing but attack this policy.  Hopefully the next President won’t be in the same mold as Bush.

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