Analysis Of George Herbert Walker 's ' The War On Drugs ' Essay

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In 1989 George Herbert Walker Bush took office. As Reagan’s point man in the war on drugs, Bush vowed to rid the country of the drug problem once and for all. When investigated, it was found that under the Reagan administration Bush had secret meetings with Manuel Noriega – a man who was “… up to his ears in the cocaine trade.” Pg. 112. Bush was also rumored to have been involved in a guns-for-cocaine trade, but the trail stopped shortly before him. Also in chapter 6, we get a front row view at the heart of the cocoa industry. Farmers in rural South America were growing cocoa because it was the only way they could grow crops and make a living. Any other crop that could be grown cost too much to grow and export, whereas by growing cocoa they could make quick, bountiful yields and sell the raw product without having to pay for transport. The master behind the South American cocaine empire was none other than the infamous Pablo Escobar. Escobar combined with other large players in the cocaine industry to streamline the cocaine production. Escobar was as lethal as he was smart. His cartel controlled many major politicians and almost all of the police leaving the military the only (semi)non-corrupt agency. His terrorizing control of Columbia led to his downfall as Columbia broke out into an all out war for Escobar. He was eventually killed like his idol, Al Capone in a hail of gunfire. Just as Columbia believes to have rid themselves of the problem, the Ochoa brothers take…

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