Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, March 10, 2023

MEXICO CITY " Mexico's president said Thursday that his country does not produce or consume fentanyl, despite enormous evidence to the contrary. President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador appeared to depict the synthetic opioid epidemic largely as a U.S. problem, and said the United States should use family values to fight drug addiction. His statement came during a visit to Mexico by Liz Sherwood-Randall, the White House homeland security adviser, to discuss the fentanyl crisis. It also comes amid calls by some U.S. Republicans to use the U.S. military to attack drug labs in Mexico. The Mexican government has acknowledged in the past that fentanyl is produced at labs in Mexico using precursor chemicals imported from China. Fentanyl has been blamed for about 70,000 opioid deaths per year in the United States.


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He sounds like Trump and your typical Republican.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-03-10 01:33 PM | Reply

I tend to agree with AMLO. How is Mexico supposed to stop the Invisible Hand?

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-03-10 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This one from Lopez Obredor is a three-parter:

(1) Here [in Mexico],we do not produce fentanyl ... "
Total booshee spread in support of his rolling-over for the cartels.
(2) " ... and we do not have consumption of fentanyl"
Sure. See (1) above
(3)"Why don't they (the United States) take care of their problem of social decay?"
Good point, well worth making.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-03-11 07:37 AM | Reply

"Alcohol didn't cause the high crime rates of the '20s and '30s, Prohibition did. And drugs do not cause today's alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does. Trying to wage war on 23 million Americans who are obviously very committed to certain recreational activities is not going to be any more successful than Prohibition was."

US District Judge James C. Paine, addressing the Federal Bar Association in Miami, November, 1991

#4 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2023-03-12 02:17 PM | Reply

Mexico is correct in thier assessment.

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2023-03-12 07:01 PM | Reply

So long as there is demand for something, there will be suppliers willing to meet that demand. The war on drugs is dumb, but I think if we're being honest, the intent-at least from the honest brokers-is not to stop drugs but ensure that people can continue to make money off of them.

Can you imagine the ramifications on the global economy if the countries that outlawed drugs were to suddenly legalize them? There would be no money or need for kickbacks or hush money.

#6 | Posted by madbomber at 2023-03-12 07:03 PM | Reply

Thanks, Canada!

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-03-12 08:29 PM | Reply

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