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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Analysis: Study shows U.S. losing drug war

WASHINGTON -- After 25 years and $25 billion the United States is further from winning the war on drugs, a study released Tuesday indicates.

The report conducted by the Washington Office on Latin America, a non-governmental organization that has the stated goal of trying to "reorient U.S. drug control policy to the region," concludes that U.S. policy geared toward "reducing drug abuse and availability in the United States" from a "supply-reduction model does not work."

Of course, we all knew this but it is always nice to hear a new voice join the chorus for change.

7 Comments:

  • Aren't you fed up with these dead tree journalists with no links in their stories? Have you seen a link to the actual study? You're right that it's not exactly headline material: News flash -- sun rises in East! But we're always looking for fresh stats.

    By Blogger Gritsforbreakfast, at 2:48 PM  

  • "...Dead Tree Journalist...?"

    I Guess I Missed Something...I Thought Loretta Nall Was The US Marijuana Party President, A True Hemp Activist And Journalist, With Hour Upon Hour Of Recorded Video Distributed All Over The World Regarding The Cannabis "Marijuana" Issue; A Person Who Has Been Published And Featured In Both Written And Digital Formats.

    I Didn't Hear Anything On The Evening News About The Report Conducted By The Washington Office On Latin America (Big Surprise), Because The Mainstream Media Does Not Like To Report Such Blunders ("...25 years and $25 billion...").

    Mr. "Grits For Breakfast" Obviously Knows Something We Don't, Although I Can't Say It's How To Write A Good Comment.

    News Flash: If Your Not Going To Be Constructive, Sit Down And Shut Up.

    By Blogger johnnyhempsmoker, at 9:20 PM  

  • Hi Scott...no I haven't seen the study. I think the WOLA is similar to Witness for Peace. Jim Lobe wrote a piece on this study over at LewRockwell.comAnd to the second commenter "grits" was referring to the fact that there were no links to this study available online....it's only on paper hence the "dead tree" statement. It didn't have anything to do with me.

    By Blogger Loretta Nall, at 4:10 AM  

  • Here is a link to a summary of the report: http://www.wola.org/publications/ddhr_exec_sum_brief.pdf

    The narco-industrial racketeers simply want the money for police enforcement and forced treatment centers in the US.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:55 AM  

  • My comment about the dead tree journalist referred to the UPI reporter Loretta linked to, which quoted the report but didn't link to it. I'm very supportive of Loretta's work, and think she's doing a fantastic job. And thanks to Anonymous for the link.

    By Blogger Gritsforbreakfast, at 8:31 AM  

  • The WOLA report is bullshit. WOLA is just a bunch of hippies upset that Plan Colombia is working.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:11 PM  

  • And you were last in Colombia studying the effects of aerial fumigation when?

    By Blogger Loretta Nall, at 3:13 PM  

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