Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Real military fighting the drug war

I guess that makes it a real war.

I was struck by this passage in a story about two sailors from the USS Fort McHenry found dead in Ghana
During a six-month mission, the Fort McHenry will train West African navies to fight drug smuggling and maritime security threats in a region which supplies nearly a fifth of U.S. oil imports.

We are fighting two different wars, one in Iraq, one in Afghanistan, we're preparing for a new one in Iran and it's starting to look like Pakistan might be opening up as a new front.

And we have so many military resources left over that we can use the US Navy to fight the drug war in some random African country?

What the hell is the matter with us?

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