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Under both Republican and Democratic administrations, the need for more vigorous efforts to combat drugs has been a central theme. However, for two decades,the direction of these efforts has not changed. Enforcement, interdiction and overseas programs to cut off foreign drug supplies continue to dominate spending, accounting for two-thirds of the Federal drug budget.
With Fuzzy Math
Using new accounting procedures, this year’s White House Drug Strategy, released February 12,  for the first time ever conceals billions of dollars spent on incarcerating drug offenders and certain law enforcement efforts by excluding these categories from the budget and including inflated expenditures on treatment services.
Both pro-prisoner and pro-law enforcement groups say the growth in federal prisoners is the result of the Bush administration's policy of aggressively enforcing federal drug laws.
Originally posted by dnero6911
We are the government... the people are supposed to control the government not the other way around.. its supposed to be a tool, .... right now we've turned the tool against ourselves and we're awling ourselves to death
The war on drugs is supposed to never end.. thats the point.. a never ending supply of money.... the war on terrorism is also a farce, its just a ploy like christmas to get your money... Terrorists are born everyday, if you take away the problem you have the solution... take away the oppressors....
[edit on 5/12/04 by dnero6911]
we the people of the United States are fighting the following wars: * * *
Originally posted by Kriz_4
A drugs war is a war that willnever be one. All down to the fact that people will always want and seek out these drugs. The only way to reduce criminal activities is to legalise it, there is no other choice. Take the power away from the drug lords/barons and street dealers.
I realise that you will still find people robbing to get money for their next hit of crack, but this will happen whether it is legal to buy drugs or not.