More than 1,000 people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence this year. In 2008, the toll doubled from the previous year to 6,290.
So, does Obama see this and recognize the epic failure of U.S. drug policy, and the extreme negative affects it has on countries such as Mexico? Nope.
"He was very interested in what kind of military capabilities may be applied."
Because if we've learned anything from prohibition, it's that there's simply not enough violence.