A Little Sanity From a Former Drug Warrior

Aug 13, 2008

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A comment posted to a BBC blog by the former director of Britain's anti-drug unit (scroll down, it's comment #73) criticizing the drug war as pointless and harmful has gotten some attention lately across the pond. In it, Julian Critchley dismisses the tough-on-drug policies he once promoted as "wishing drug use away," saying many of his colleagues privately agreed.

Perhaps he should consult his counterparts in the White House drug czar's office; they could assure him he just wasn't wishing hard enough.