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Report From Kofi Anan, George Schultz & Paul Volker Say Drug War A Failure.

The main stream news media here in America has missed another big story. What a shock right. Or maybe a story telling an uncomfortable truth that those who run the country don’t want you to pay attention to. It’s way more important to find our if  Congressman Weiner takes pictures of his weiner or what stupid thing Sarah Palin is saying today. So let those guys tell you about that let me tell you about this story.

 

A 19 member UN panel called The  Global Commission on Drug Policy has issued it’s report and like most commissions that have studied this issue it has found that the war on drugs has failed and caused massive collateral damage. What makes this commission more newsworthy is some of the members. Were not talking academics or scientests but members of the establishment . Read more below from FT.com

In the past years we have reported on two other high level commissions that offered similar assessments. Visit or Drug War Follies category to find those and other related posts.

 

By Martin Wolf

Published: June 3 2011 22:39 | Last updated: June 3 2011 22:39

We should end our disastrous war on drugs

By Martin Wolf

Published: June 3 2011 22:39 | Last updated: June 3 2011 22:39

The global war on drugs has failed. Readers should not take my word for this. It is the opening sentence of a report on the failures of prohibition from an independent Global Commission on Drug Policy. What makes this report astonishing is not its content, now widely accepted among disinterested people, but who is associated with it.

Among signatories are George Shultz, former US secretary of state, Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, Ernesto Zedillo, former president of Mexico and Javier Solana, former European Union high representative for foreign and security policy. Salute them all. They are honourable people prepared to state that the policy on which the world has engaged for decades, at the behest of the US, is a disaster.

To finish this post please visit FT.com

And here is a video report from the British Telegraph

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  1. June 4, 2011 at 3:17 am

    It is so sad to see all that money burnt. The war on drugs has not produced the desired results for 30 years, what makes them think that spending more money, borrwoed money, will do the trick in the next 30 years? Anybody heard an answer?

    • June 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      The answer is legalization, reglulation of those drugs that are truly dangerous and taxation. It is the path we’ve taken with other dangerous recreational like drugs tobacco and alcohol. That way you protect and treat people who abuse. You remove the criminal element and it’s attendant corruption. Finally you are making money through taxation instead of spending it on fighting a needless war.

  2. littlibt
    June 7, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Legalise – Educate – Regulate – Tax the only answer to problems with drugs, and the only way to control.

  1. June 21, 2011 at 2:50 am

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