AP has a very good story about the drug war and the futility of it all. Aside from the fact that David Gaddis' name is spelled wrong, it's a very accurate piece (Link in title of post).
The best part, for those who have wondered about all these "cells" and "operatives" being caught regularly in the US:
Otis Rich, a 34-year-old career criminal from Baltimore, Md., was arrested after he was connected, via cell phone calls, to another Baltimore cocaine dealer, who had his product shipped from an Arizona trafficker, who got his product from Mexico.
When asked about the Sinaloa cartel, Rich said, "Sina-who? I don't know anything about them guys." He's serving 15 years in federal prison in Atlanta for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.