Isn't it curious that our pres not only didn't have the "little Mexican" AG at his side today for his illegal immigrant speech, he never once mentioned Gonzo's name.The Bush commentary actually goes downhill from there. Other commenters discuss DEA internal politics or disputes with the FBI ("feebs") and other agencies. I particularly appreciated this moment of candor:
We have 1) a president who's family is half-Mexican (one of which is a documented, habitual drug abuser [*] just like her uncle), 2) the worse illegal immigrant problem in our history since The Alamo, and 3) a Mexican-American AG who has done nothing to correct the problem... duuuuuh!
Someone wrote: "After you finally got paid... it was a big check from DEA..." Duuuuuh, yeah! It's all about money!A little on the scary side, but check it out. UPDATE: The commenter who provided the link, a former DEA Agent, chimed in with the following explanation regarding DEA Watch:
Isn't money the single thing that drives drug dealers? Isn't money and more money the one thing that drives the cartels?
And doesn't the very fact that we eat drug dealers for breakfast, lunch and dinner make us just like them? Get real!!!
Why do cats have the nocturnal habits of the creatures it eats... as well as reptilian iris's yet front-facing predatorial eyes? Answer: because cats eat rodents, birds and creepy-crawly lizards and the like. Darwin 101: Things are what they eat.
We eat drug dealers so we are like drug dealers. Drug dealers crave money so we crave promotions that pay us more money. We're not unlike our prey. The only difference between us and the drug dealer is that we lie, cheat, steal and betray for what we call an "honest" paycheck. We will lie to anyone, including our spouses and family, and betray our closest DEA associate if it means we get something more than we've got.
Money is our King. Money is our God. Everything DEA stands and operates for is about taking money... cash... away from people who have it... just ask our VP who gets no-bid contracts in the billions for his former company.
Give money away??? You have GOT to be kidding!!!
As a former DEA Agent, I would like to comment a little about DEA Watch and DEA.
DEA Watch contains useful information but it's not always reliable or credible; alot like DEA.
DEA Watch exists, in part, because internally DEA is a mess or as one Agent put it; "a trainwreck".
That should concern everyone because more money is spent on drug enforcement nationwide than any other crime.
There are over 5,000 DEA Agents or about 100 per state. Each state has large numbers of state personnel dedicated to drug crimes and then there's the local effort in each state.
Then there's the DEA Task Forces, MET Teams, RET Teams, HIDTA, and OCDETF.
If that's not enough, throw in the drug enforcement efforts of ICE, FBI, and the other 20 or so federal law enforcement agencies and folks, drug enforcement dominates the enforcement landscape in every state.
Yet drug purities, drug availabilities and drug overdoses continue to rise.
Most competent DEA Agents that I know understand the important global, not local, role DEA plays in dealing with the drug problem.
They know how to make a national impact on purity and availability but the flagship of DEA is not their global and national role.
It's supporting State and Local Task Forces and programs that broaden and increase their dependibility on state and local efforts.
DEA is an agency that's now statistically driven and the drivers, not the mission, control DEA.
Most DEA Agents know DEA is seriously broken and DEA Watch is a place for them to anonymously vent.