Mexico will elect a new president in 2012. Facing mounting pressure to change course, Calderon's successor may choose scale back the anti-drug offensive return the country to its pre-2006 days. But that would be a mistake.
If you believe the way to deal with the human appetite for intoxication is to criminalize and militarize, then blood is on your hands. How many people have to die before we take the drugs trade back from murderous criminal gangs?