The New York Post reports that former Attorney General Bill Barr (seen in the above photo) called Thursday for a US crackdown on Mexican drug cartels, urging President Biden to use military force to respond to the poisoning of hundreds of thousands of Americans by fentanyl.
“These narco-terrorist groups are more like ISIS than like the American mafia,” Barr, 72, wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “Merely designating the cartels as terrorist groups will do nothing by itself. The real question is whether we are willing to go after them as we would a terrorist group.”
Barr, who served as America’s top law enforcement official under former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump, said Congress should pass a joint resolution authorizing “select military capabilities” to beat back drug traffickers in the provinces of Sinaloa and Jalisco.
“Optimally, the Mexican government will support and participate in this effort, and it is likely to do so once they understand that the US is committed to do whatever is necessary to cripple the cartels, whether or not the Mexican government participates,” Barr wrote. Former Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday called for a US crackdown on Mexican drug cartels.
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