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Um, Ireland? No, we haven't. Sorry

In the Irish Examiner today:

US ends ‘war on drugs’
By Cormac O’Keeffe

THE United States has “ended its war on drugs” and is now moving its focus to prevention and treatment, the US drugs chief has told top Irish drug officials.

The former police chief said the US had formally ended its much heralded – and hugely expensive – “war on drugs”.

“We’ve talked about a ‘war on drugs’ for 40 years, since President Nixon. I ended the war,” said Mr Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Someone needs to tell the Irish, or at least Cormac O’Keeffe, that the Drug Czar doesn’t actually say, you know, true things.

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14 comments to Um, Ireland? No, we haven’t. Sorry

  • those whacky Irish…

  • KrisR

    Maybe it will good for Ireland. If Ireland and the rest of the international community hears that the US ended its War on Drugs, then maybe they will be more inclined to do the same. If the rest of the world actually moves their policies toward harm reduction (not that many places have not already), then maybe the US will feel more pressure to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Maybe?

  • Maria

    No no no. You don’t get it. This is old magic! You fashion a voodoo doll of your target, attribute some words to the figure, write them down, in the proper order, sacrifice a chicken, hop on one foot and your desire will come true! Those Irish know what’s what.

    Now get your chickens ready and let us all chant, usendswarondrugsusendswarondrugs.

  • malcolmkyle

    Ah begorrah an bejabers, us Oirish will soon be skinning-up wid ower guinness in droves, and we won’t have nobody else to blame but O’Bahma his self.

  • BruceM

    Could be dangerous for Ireland – if they start acting on this info and feel free to legalize drugs, they might end up getting bombed by the USA as a rogue axis of evil nation. Those damn irish, trying to poison our precious children!

    I wonder how they could have gotten this false info and actually believed it. Clearly they didn’t verify it before going to print. Odd. Maybe this is Ireland’s version of Faux news where the news is false.

  • Ripmeupacuppa

    They say the Irish are always up for the crack or whatever.

  • malcolmkyle

    10 reasons why the Irish think a spliff is better than a women

    1 – You can enjoy spliffs all month long

    2 – You don’t have to wine and dine a spliff

    3 – When your spliff is finished you toss it away and grab another one

    4 – A spliff is never late

    5 – A spliff doesn’t get jealous when you grab another spliff

    6 – A spliff never has a headache

    7 – A spliff always goes down easy

    8 – A spliff doesn’t care what time you come home

    9 – You don’t have to wash a spliff before it tastes good

    10 – If you change spliffs you don’t have to pay maintenance

  • I don’t know, malcolm. That may require a response for balance. Although I’m not the one to give it, let me take a stab at it.

    10 reasons why the Irish think a spliff is better than a man

    1 – Spliffs don’t care if it’s your first time

    2 – You don’t have to pretend to like a spliff

    3 – It doesn’t matter what size it is, it’s always worth the time to stop and smoke a spliff

    4 – A spliff doesn’t care what time it is

    5 – A spliff doesn’t go around bragging after you smoke it

    6 – A spliff never gives you a disease

    7 – A spliff won’t come in your mouth

    8 – A spliff doesn’t care IF you come home

    9 – You don’t have to wash a spliff before it tastes good

    10 – A spliff won’t get you pregnant

  • aaah… DPR, Fair and Balanced, finally!

    10 reasons why the Irish think a spliff is better than the US government:

    1) a spliff won’t shoot your dog

    2) a spliff thinks poking smot is ok

    3) a spliff is small, self-contained and when it’s served its purpose… it’s gone

    4) a spliff won’t break down a grandmother’s front door and shoot her

    5) a spliff won’t break down YOUR door and shoot YOU

    6) a spliff knows it’s good medicine

    7) a spliff won’t charge you $500 for a toilet seat

    8) a spliff doesn’t need to lie for job security

    9) a spliff thinks Prohibition is the dumbest policy ever

    and…
    a spliff WON”T SHOOT YOUR DOG!

  • claygooding

    Dang,I need a spliff? For all 30 reasons.
    Agreed that if other countries don’t read any of the other news articles about America’s response and recent snafu’s of law enforcement,from shooting dogs or picking the wrong weeds.they might consider decriminalizing or legalizing drugs. But if they have kept up with the press,they already realize that the ONDCP is just trying a tactic used by Bush and Obama,change the name but not the game ploy. It nearly worked every time that our leaders have tried it,somewhat,but I am afraid that Kerli’s attempt is not lasting as long as the 2 presidents ploy did.
    The news media at least backed off of Bush and Obama when they used the tactic,but Kerli came under fire before the ink dried on his first memo about stopping the war on drugs.
    Why,,,because sights like this are standing by,on full alert and wise to the ONDCP double-speak language that straights and most of the media do not speak.
    Again,thanks Pete.

  • claygooding

    I would have spelt that “sites” but I was smokin a spliff.

  • Just me.

    I call Bullshit ! More word games ! How much ya wanna bet people still get busted for pot a month from now…a year from now. How much ya wanna bet dogs are still getting shot in drug raids that stop one joint from being toked?

    The day our government stops its double speak and lies is the day pigs fly !

    Good try Kerli ol’ boy ! get real Obummer!

  • denmark

    Share your sentiment Just me.
    And there’s nothing about the war on drugs that I can ever find humor in, it is an extremely serious issue in my opinion; plus I have a dry sense of humor.

    I call Kerlikowski “Kerli-boy” because any adult who supports the war on drugs is not a man but a mere boy in my eyes still trying to grow up.
    And I don’t think I’ve said it here before but Obama’s official name in our household is Bambi.

  • humor is highly useful. It creates chemical reactions in the human body (more drugs!), useful and healthful that humor stuff.

    And yes, Gil is less than a putz. He’s a bought man. And I won’t insult prostitutes by calling him a whore… he’s a bureaucrat and his petty demagoguery is not even pitiable. An overpaid papershuffling mouthpiece for an office with a foundation built on pig dung. Or something like that…

    BTW… have y’all seen the pic of Denver’s last 4/20? That’s what I’m talkin’ about… ( Denver, Apr 20, 2010