Sunday, April 30, 2006

The rational Mexican surrender

The practical response of the pols turns out to
also be the ethical one....

But everyone here knows there's nothing ethical
about politics, right?

At least these boys are more rational than their
northern counterparts.

The War on Drugs?

It was over long ago.

Drugs won.

Psssst. Don't tell anyone.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Possessing marijuana,
cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime
in Mexico if they are in small amounts for
personal use under new reforms passed by Congress
that quickly drew U.S. criticism.

The measure given final passage 53-26 by
senators in a late night session on Thursday is
aimed at letting police focus on their battle
against major drug dealers, and President Vicente
Fox is expected to sign it into law.

Whole story.


I've just slapped my already well-sloped forehead
for returning to my old belief system that pols
might have had something to offer civilization
(so-called). Damn, that's a hard habit to break.

Now Vicente Fox has reneged on his promise to sign.

Heat from the Colossus of the North?

Bank on it.