Reason Writers Around Town: Radley Balko on Obama, Mexico, and the Drug War for The Daily Beast


The drug war and the violence it has spawned south of the border dominated the discussion of President Obama's visit to Mexico yesterday. Over at The Daily Beast, Radley Balko explains that while Obama deserves praise for ending the federal raids on medical marijuana clinics, his foreign drug policy leaves much to be desired. Obama is not only continuing the failed Latin American interdiction efforts of his predecessors, he wants to export those policies to Afghanistan.