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No Cease-Fire in War on Drugs

Ouaouaron Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 4:08 PM
The war on drugs is an epic waste of our resources. Asking a psychologist whether or not there are chemical or organic causes to susbstance abuse is like asking an astrologer about the structure of the universe. There is no logical reason why there should be prohibition against drugs used by adults. It is nonsensical that alcohol is allowed but our rulers won't handle other drugs in the same manner.
President Barack Obama's drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, doesn't like the term "drug war." He argues that none of the smart guys in law enforcement uses it.

Instead, the smart guys talk about middle-of-the-road strategies that emphasize treatment over incarceration -- as did both Presidents Richard Nixon and George W. Bush -- while they also advocate tough law enforcement.

Folks in the drug czar's office have "gotten really good at stealing the rhetoric of drug policy reformers," griped Bill Piper of the anti-drug war Drug Policy Alliance, but they don't mean it. Obama may talk up having a dialogue on legalization and decriminalization, but...