The simple truth about the drug war
Conceived as a fraud
“Did we know we were lying?”
There’s been a “war on drugs” for at least 100 years, but it went into warp overdrive under Richard Nixon.
Now, at last we know.
It was a political game to excuse attacks on the the black community and the anti-war movement.
John Ehrlichman, White House Counsel in 1969.
Here’s the bottom line:
“Did we know we were lying about the drugs?”
“Of course we did.”