Thursday, May 04, 2006

A Fox in the whorehouse

Mexican President Vicente Fox has bowed to U.S. pressure and now says he won't sign the decriminalization bill the nation's Congress placed on his desk. Less than a week ago, Fox indicated he would sign the bill into law.
In a statement issued late Wednesday, Mr. Fox said the law should be changed "to make it absolutely clear that in our country the possession of drugs and their consumption are and continue to be crimes."

Officials from the State Department and the White House's drug control office met with the Mexican ambassador in Washington Monday and expressed grave reservations about the law, saying it would draw tourists to Mexico who want to take drugs and would lead to more consumption, said Tom Riley, a spokesman for the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

One has to wonder what kinds of carrots and sticks the Bush administration dangled in front of Fox to make him reverse his position and whore himself out to U.S. interests. Shame.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Seems to me the whole initiative was half baked in the first place - i mean, treating anyone with posession of more than a small amount as a dealer does not sound right to me. And in order to make something like that really work, the government needs to step in like Nate Dogg and Warren G to regulate. Without regulation, the black market still exists, and beyond people being arrested for small posession, that's where the real root of the problems with substances being illegal stem from.