In her January 07, 2017 article in Philippine Daily Inquirer titled Let’s look at Thailand’s war on drugs, Solita Collas-Monsod wrote "Will this war on drugs be successful?" Her answer was "no".
The basis of her answer was the experience of Thailand, which conducted its first war on drugs beginning in 2003, and then (according to news reports) conducted a second war on drugs sometime in 2008, and has gone on to a third, maybe even a fourth, war on drugs.
According to Monsod, the Thai officials admitted defeat.
But wait....... defeat is only when you give up the war. Example, the NPA insurgency has been running for the last 45 years. We have not defeated them neither have they won but one thing is for sure, if we give up then we are defeated.
Monsod's has the typical losers attitude. It is the "let's try a bit and if we don't win right away we surrender". Can you imagine if the attitude of our military leaders was that if a quick victory isn't possible then let's just run away from the fight?
If you think about it, shabu is an enemy worst than a rebellion because it has produced more casualties than the war itself. Casualties not just in human life but in the destruction of a human being and turning him or her into a menace to society and a threat to their families.
Monsod is very critical about the war on drugs and even dares to ask the question whether the war on drugs is worth it because of the number of people who have died. If Duterte stops the war on drugs and we turn into a full-blown narco-state with more than 10 million Filipinos becoming addicts, I then ask her the question, is saving the lives of a few drug addicts and pushers worth the destruction of the nation?