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This comment from the former drug czar perfectly explains why drug warriors are so incapable of ever admitting failure:

"To say that all the things that have been done in the war on drugs haven't made any difference is ridiculous," Walters said. "It destroys everything we've done. It's saying all the people involved in law enforcment, treatment and prevention have been wasting their time. It's saying all these people's work is misguided." [AP]

Well, yeah. If your idea of law enforcement is shoving guns in the faces of misdemeanor drug suspects, if your idea of treatment is forcing casual marijuana users into drug therapy, and if your idea of prevention is spending countless millions on anti-drug ads that are proven to increase drug use, then I would call you "misguided," to say the least.

This is what you've accomplished, sir, and instead of demanding gratitude, you should consider yourself lucky you haven't yet been paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue in tar and feathers.
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War on Drugs = War on Americans

The so-called Drug Czar is partially right. The drug war has made a huge difference, that everybody actually agrees on. These self-proclaimed drug warriors have made sure that countless amounts of American families are destroyed, have extorted massive profits by selling off American properties that were stolen in raids, and not to mention propelled our country as having the most amount of people incarcerated in the entire world (more then China, even).

A Total Waste

John P. Walters isn’t the only bureaucrat to waste his life and the lives of others on a misguided government policy.  History is full of similar examples.  Ideological policies such as drug wars that reject reason, individualism and essential freedoms are little more than tyrannies that inevitably self destruct, while destroying much else in the process.  As a former political science professor, Walters should have understood that.

Current drug warriors must heed John Walters’ frightful example and not waste what is left of their productive lives in the same pathetic way.  They should seek different employment right now, well in advance of the end of the drug war, which appears on its way out sooner than many reformers might have expected.  Act early to avoid the rush.


John Walters just will not get it thru his skull that his drug

alcohol is far more dangerous than his nemesis cannabis, and so is his war. I'd sentence him to a science based class in drug education and to having to debate the drug war with reformers full time, to make up for all those years he stonewalled discussion.

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