2008-11-23

Drug Warriors Holder and Rambo: Fighting the Wrong War At the Wrong Time

Obama's top pick for Attorney General, Eric Holder, has been going through the wringer for the Marc Rich pardon and the Elian Gonzalez debacle during his Clinton daze. But, the only major media publication that has been grilling him on his failed drug policies are those pesky libertarians at Reason. How far did he go with national drug policy? He coerced the city of Washington D.C. to "get tough" on that great scourge of our society, marijuana. From a 1996 Washington Post article (h/t Eric):
In addition, U.S. Attorney Eric H. Holder Jr. said in an interview that he is considering not only prosecuting more marijuana cases but also asking the D.C. Council to enact stiffer penalties for the sale and use of marijuana.

"We have too long taken the view that what we would term to be minor crimes are not important," Holder said, referring to current attitudes toward marijuana use and other offenses such as panhandling.
Ever since Richard Nixon declared the War on Drugs, we have seen the explosion of meth and crack, continuous erosion of our civil liberties, and a string of lousy federally-funded PSAs of McGruff jamming out to 80s music. Our War on Drugs goal has even hampered the fight against terrorism as President Bush actually gave the Taliban federal aid to halt heroin traffic prior to 9/11. Don't expect Obama's pick for Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, to distinguish between the high-priority War on Terror as opposed to the War on Pink Floyd as evidenced to a press release he issued back in 2006:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Rahm Emanuel released the following statement in response to reports that Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez’ called the war on terror a real war, not like the war on drugs.

“Thanks for the white flag. From the United States’ most senior law enforcement official, the man who should be leading the war on drugs, this white flag of surrender will not be reassuring to the millions of parents trying to protect their kids.”
To help out Obama's Chief of Staff, here's a couple of photos to emphasize the priorities based on the current threats to our democratic society.

Islamic Terrorists, seeks to wipe out Western civilization, a high-priority

Marijuana Users, seek to eat a whole bag of Doritos while watching Scooby-Doo, a low-priority

6 comments:

Nephi said...

Standard stuff from the horses' asses: all complaining and no constructive suggestions to accomplish anything. Losers!

LT Nixon said...

Hey, Nephi, I hear there's this other blog you definitely gotta check out.

Trish said...

LOL! Perfect! And then there's always the Daily Kos, you could go there and leave us be....

The appointments of the Savior are so far, not impressive, same ol same ol, or down right weird.
This column is accurate in pointing out that the war on drugs (and drugs are a terrible blight) is not the biggest concern this nation has, terrorism is.
And, Holders stand on drugs is flawed, if his biggest concern is marijuana and cracking down on the sale and use of it. Wake up pinhead, and don't waste our time and money on that. I think you can find more crack and heroin right in DC, than pot! And I doubt the potheads across this nation are on the streets killing people, but then that's just my opinion. And the consensus of most logical informed folks!

Nephi said...

Trish,

Why do you hate America so much?

Obama is the best thing to happen to this country in eight years.

Trish said...

Nephi, I love America and it's constitution more than you could ever know. I just think Obammessiah's going to rape that very document that makes the USA so very great.

People like you, and the left liberal main stream media, have made President GW Bush into some kind of evil leader, when he is actually a very good and decent man, who had some tough decisions to make, and thank GOD he was there, not Gore or Kerry!

Until the last 6 months, President Bush not only kept us safe, but our economy was sound, and jobs were growing.

It's this failure to rein in bad loans crap that democrats in congress have ignored, that is causing all the financial stress. Had one or two of them not been in the sack with Fanny and Freddie, maybe they'd have listened to the republicans who wanted to stop the madness! Including President Bush, who warned them years ago.

Nephi, don't ever accuse me again, you don't know me, and this blog is not your platform! Go elsewhere to talk trash about conservatives.

Shea said...

the drug war and the war on terror are two open ended unwinnable wars, sure we can win in Iraq, Afghanistan, but the war is infinite, it can never be won, the same for the war on drugs, it is open ended, the objectives are constantly changing, morphing, etc, it's what you might call the man's war with the undersided objectives of consolidation of power, etc, I don't know what exactly, I'm not affiliated with the man