We haven’t heard a whole lot from John Negroponte in a while, but he surfaces in this AP story
Negroponte, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico who has been working on drug control for 35 years, urged legislators to not be discouraged by the increased violence or drug availability.
“Problems with narcotrafficking remain with us today notwithstanding the enormous blood and treasure that has been expending up and down the length of the hemisphere to deal with these issues,” he said. “So we just all agree that this is a long-term issue to which there are no quick fixes.”
Doesn’t anybody out there actually read this stuff with comprehension? Re-read it. He is saying that we shouldn’t be surprised that all the lives and money spent would result in greater violence and drug availability. And that somehow proves that we should unanimously agree to keep doing it, without considering any other options.
What a loser.