America’s longest ongoing war: The “race” war on drugs

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January 11, 2012
by John W. Whitehead  
Posted in Commentary

"[D]espite 40 years of military funding to eradicate foreign drug supplies, increased incarceration rates, and more aggressive narcotics policing, the war on drugs has done nothing to resolve the issue of drug addiction. Consumption of cocaine and marijuana has been relatively stable over the past four decades, with a spike in use during the 1970s and 80s. And a European Union Commission study determined that 'global drug production and use remained largely unchanged from 1998 through 2007.' In fact, the only things that have changed are that drugs are cheaper and more potent, there are more people in prison, and the government is spending more taxpayer money." (01/11/12)  


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