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When we invaded Iraq, how many tens of thousands of armed services personnel did we send in? When we went into Afghanistan, same question and that question could apply to the first Gulf War, the Vietnam War and so on.
Well we have a war going on right along our border and because we're not dedicating the personnel and equipment needed to successfuly fight it, we're losing. I'm talking about the drug war with Mexico. We all know the how bad the Mexican drug gangs are. They are vicious killers and they're constantly flooding the American market with illegal drugs because unfortunately too many Americans have a taste for it. Here's the latest.
Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made Methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with cheap, potent meth from factorylike "superlabs." Although Mexican meth is not new to this country's drug trade, it now accounts for as much as 80% of the meth sold here. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, it's 90% pure. The cartels are expanding into the United States meth market just as they did with heroin. They're developing an inexpensive, highly addictive form of the drug and sending it through the same pipline already used to funnel marijuana and cocaine. Seizures of meth along the southwest border have more than quadrupled over the last several years.
Now with that information in hand, as we withdraw our armed forces from overseas, why aren't we beefing up our borders to prevent the influx of these drugs? It is called the war on drugs just like we call it the war on terrorism. I just don't get it.