As more and more gruesome images hit our television and computer screens of the brutal carnage in Mexico's drug war, the largest culprit is not mentioned: Us. That's right, our asinine anti-drug policies and our insatiable drug appetite is ultimately responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in Mexico at the hands of the drug cartels.
But we don't care about the blood on our hands. We only seem to care about our favorite tourist destinations, such as Acapulco, becoming increasingly dangerous. And we definitely don't think about the affect our four decade old and failed "war on drugs" has.
The sooner our nation's leaders realize that we as a nation are responsible for the drug related violence, the sooner the people of Mexico will be safer.