Mike Riggs on the Obama Administration's Five Worst Statements About Mexico's Drug War


Despite campaign promises to scale back the war on drugs, Obama has been a drug-ward hardliner since the first day of his administration. Nowhere is this more obvious, writes Mike Riggs, than in the talking points the Obama administration has used to justify its proxy war with Mexico's drug traffickers, which has visited death, destruction, instability, and impoverishment on our southern neighbor. Unlike in the U.S., where Obama is careful to sound compassionate about the effects of the drug war, when it comes to Mexico, the official American position is defined by vulgarity, condescension, dishonesty, and a general disregard for human life.