War on drugs going well

I was reading an about recent drug busts at the Canadian border that utilized helicopters and planes. Buried within the article is some evidence on just how well the War on People Ingesting Stuff We Don’t Like Them Ingesting is going.

Despite the arrests, investigators this week conceded that they have not stopped the practice and are unlikely to ever do so.

So, let me get this straight, what you’re doing isn’t stopping this practice and it’s unlikely to do so? There’s a term for this: failure. Please insert my usual comment here about how drugs should be legalized, regulated and taxed like booze and cigarettes. Oh and the entire budget for War on People Ingesting Stuff We Don’t Like Them Ingesting could maybe go into education. Of course, we all know that only backwards third world countries with horrific crime rates and low life expectancies decriminalize drugs right? Places like Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Mexico.

And don’t get me started on how much it costs to house potheads in prison. What a perfectly awesome way to waste my tax dollars.

General of 82nd Airborne Division wants Rumsfeld out

There is a growing chorus to oust Rumsfeld and it’s coming from a large group of retired generals. Possibly the funniest part of this ongoing story is the White House’s response.

The White House has defended Rumsfeld, saying he is “doing a very fine job.”

Who is in a better position to critique how well Rumsfeld is performing as the leader of the Department of Defense? A bunch of policy makers who’ve never fired a gun in their lives or the leader of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world who’s been fighting wars for 30 years?