The United States is going to spend in excess of $1 million in a trial to prove that Ricardo Palmera was a drug dealer, despite the fact that Palmera is already in jail for the maximum possible and he would receive no additional time if convicted in this new trial.
Why? To bolster their failed drug war and to provide justification for asking for more drug war money in Colombia.
The headline says it all: US seeks symbolic drug war victory
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