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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Lou Dobbs, Always Consistent, Calls Drug War 'Futile,' Must-Win

Is Lou Dobbs coming around on the drug war? This sure sounds like it.
We're fighting a war that is inflicting even greater casualties than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, incredibly, costing even more money. We're losing the War on Drugs, and we've been in retreat for three decades.

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Obviously, John Walters and I are not looking at the same statistics. There is simply no excuse for permitting the destruction of so many young lives.

How can anyone rationalize the fact that the United States, with only 4 percent of the world's population, consumes two-thirds of the world's illegal drugs?

Former President Richard Nixon first declared a modern-day war on the use of illicit substances, calling drugs "public enemy number one" and pushing through the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Since then the government has waged a futile, three-decades-long war of attrition.
Wow! Dobbs calling the drug war "futile" seems as unlikely as him calling xenophobia "dunderheaded". So full of hope am I for a brighter tomorrow!

Um, oh wait. Nevermind.
Whatever course we follow in prosecuting other wars, we must commit ourselves as members of this great society to only one option in the War on Drugs -- victory.
So close, but yet so far. More here.

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