Friday, December 07, 2007

How America Lost the War on Drugs : Rolling Stone

How America Lost the War on Drugs : Rolling Stone: "After Thirty-Five Years and $500 Billion, Drugs Are as Cheap and Plentiful as Ever: An Anatomy of a Failure."

To quote Slate's Jack Shafer

If I were maximum dictator, I would force every newspaper editor, every magazine editor, and every television producer in the land to read Ben Wallace-Wells' 15,000-word article in the new (Dec. 13) issue of Rolling Stone

I don't think I could say it any better. Clearly the war on drugs is not being fought to win. If it was being fought to win, then perhaps a look into why people want the drugs, and perhaps helping them get off them, would be more predominant. Nah, that's to soft... we have to use guns and the military, because that will accomplish the mission.


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