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Tag: U.S. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske

AP Report Says Drug War Has Been a Failure

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — No question the protracted drug war America talks so often about has taken its toll on lives and on  urban, rural and suburban America. It’s also wreaked havoc along the Mexican border.

But the Associated Press has written a story saying the war after 40 years is a failure that has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives.

“In the grand scheme, it has not been successful,” U.S. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. “Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified.

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