In the War on Drugs, Success Means Failure
Victoria Bruce, Truthout: "Since it's obvious to pretty much everyone on the planet that the drug war is raging more violently than ever, that cocaine is plentiful, cheap and just as addictive as ever, how is it possible that we continue hearing about the success of the war on drugs? Here's how. For the last decade, for those who have a stake in the billions of dollars being spent to 'fight' drugs, it all comes down to one data point: the total acreage of coca plants that are cultivated in Colombia in one year. When the number goes down .... sound bytes fly."
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