In a recent interview
, Mexican President Felipe Calderon spoke, as he has before, about the relationship between supply and demand in the international drug trade. Calderon said that
"It`s evident that while there is a market, while there is drug consumption in the United States, this problem will exist in Mexico."
The Mexican president has a valid point. Mexican drug traffickers
are evil people. But where would they be without their American customers? The reality is that American drug addicts are the principal financiers of Mexican drug traffickers.
As a nation, we need to get control of our border, and we also need to take an honest and realistic look at our own "War on Drugs".