“Budget Cutting? Take A Hatchet To The War On Drugs”

“Is the “War On Drugs” worth it anymore?”

If Barack Obama or John McCain wants to find a federal program that wastes hundreds of billions of dollars, he can take the scalpel (or better yet the hatchet) to the national war on drugs. Economists, physicians, police chiefs and prison wardens have repeatedly concluded that the drug war has been a very costly failure over the past four decades, but then neither Obama nor McCain needs to hear the truth from any expert — because each of them can draw on his own painful personal experience.

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