Whenever you hear over-the-top rhetoric like this, you know that they’re really interested in protecting their drug war budget. Check out The Bahamas’ Minister of Foreign Affairs:
Minister Mitchell noted that resources are essential to winning the drug war.
“Retrenchment is not an option. If we retrench, then the forces of darkness take over,” the minister said.
“We have a daily struggle in this country to convince… especially the young that it pays to be on the side of the good. Fortunately, the resources that we employ help to ensure that, for the majority, they support good over evil.”
Retrenchment refers to the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable. Mr. Mitchell was advocating at the least the maintenance of the current level of expenditure on joint US-Bahamas drug interdiction efforts.