May 21, 2008 10:54AM

In Mexico, It’s a War

"The war on drugs has never seemed less like a metaphor" claims The Economist this week, referring to Mexico's drug violence. The British newspaper is right. Just yesterday, there were 34 drug-related executions in that country. So far this year, there have been 1.356 similar killings in Mexico.

Cato's Ted Galen Carpenter wrote a few years ago that Mexico risked becoming the next Colombia. It's seems we're already there.