"JSOC appears to be running out of "high value targets," in the places where they have been used so successfully. They can continue in places like Yemen and Somalia but they should be given something really useful to do. I suggest that they should be unleashed on the Mexican drug cartels. Kill or capture. Kill or capture. Those should be the instructions.
The legal niceties could be "cleaned up" through arrest or execution warrants issued by a special federal court.
Alternatively, a declaration that they constitute a terrorist threat would authorize action under the AUMF on terrorism.
This is not irony. These druggies deserve that we should send them "the very best.""
I wrote this in 2009. If the Mexican government does not clean up their act … For once I agree with Senator Tom Cotton. The raid in Syria suggests a mission assignment. pl