Regardless of whether you are a staunch supporter of prohibition or believe that prohibition is the source of the problem, the truth of the war on drugs, as it is currently waged under the directives of Washington bureaucrats and politicians, is as follows:
1. A major front of the war is waged on U.S. soil and involves primarily U.S. casualties.
2. This war is fought with real bullets, and the people doing the dying are the folks in the trenches – including law enforcers, dealers, users and innocent citizens.
3. Those inside the Beltway who are spouting the rhetoric and propaganda to inflame the war, in almost all cases, are far removed from the realties of the streets of this country where that war is being played out.
4. The real oligarchs of the drug trade, essentially rich businessmen and bankers, are rarely targeted in the war on drugs, precisely because they are politically connected, which means the source of the corruption that fuels prohibition is not a primary target of the so-called “war.”
I sometimes suspect the drug war actually has very little to do with drugs. If the drug war did not exist the politicians would find it necessary to create something else to take it's place. It's more about money, power, control and eugenics (culling the herd).