Docecahedron gives me more reason to hate the war on drugs:
Bushco's War is cutting money that was used to deal with meth, and instead? Going after crack.
So what is the Bush administration's response? Deny there's a problem and cut funding for prevention, treatment of addicts, and enforcement of existing laws.The cuts were justified by Administration officials as a reflection of their effectiveness.
Horton, who works for Burns, defended the administration's proposal to cut $804 million from local drug enforcement grants in the 2006 federal budget, saying the programs the grants support have failed to prove their effectiveness. "The administration has to make sure the money goes where it can be more effective, that it is performing," he said.
Fair enough. I guess that philosophy explains this wise use of resources.
"Baird said the administration continues to pump billions of dollars into eradication of coca plants in South America while efforts to control international trade in the precursor drugs used to manufacture methamphetamine get short shrift."
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