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Old 05-13-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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according to this article

AP IMPACT: US drug war has met none of its goals - Yahoo! News


quote~ "After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives. Still drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread. Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn't worked."
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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Yes, but I was glad to see this in the article:

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"This week President Obama promised to "reduce drug use and the great damage it causes" with a new national policy that he said treats drug use more as a public health issue and focuses on prevention and treatment."
Treating drug use as a public health issue rather than a law enforcement issue is a step in the right direction.
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