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The Attorney General is willing to put his full weight behind meaningless rhetoric

Attorney General Eric Holder re-confirms the Administration’s new policy of throwing a whole bunch of prohibition words together and calling it “balanced.”

In his opening to the Strategy, the President calls for “a balanced approach of prevention, treatment and law enforcement” in addressing the drug problem. Our current fight against the threats posed by drug use and trafficking has many areas of focus – international and domestic; sources of supply and centers of demand; and law enforcement, prevention, and treatment efforts. The Justice Department is committed to the implementation of every part of the Strategy. Let me assure you all that, while we will continue to enforce our drug laws to their fullest extent, and continue to attack with all of our resources drug producers, distributors, and traffickers, we will also continue our support for innovative prevention and treatment programs.

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13 comments to The Attorney General is willing to put his full weight behind meaningless rhetoric

  • Just me.

    Let me translate:

    You are all serfs, you will remain serfs. We will use all resources to keep you all serfs. We must have serfs or we have no reason to exist. We sell lies , we tell lies and we will shove our lies down your throats.

    He said the same thing only with fancy wording.

    “Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
    From Benito Mussolini
    “London Sunday Express,” December 8, 1935

  • denmark

    Because of my poor health I hold each and every Prohibitionist responsible. If I had been allowed to use cannabis responsibly for the last 10 years I wouldn’t be suffering physically now.

    And as far as “in addressing the drug problem”, THERE IS NO DRUG PROBLEM, you are the problem Holder, Prohibition is the problem.

    It’s time for another country to stand up to America’s “Drug Problem” brain tumor.

  • Nick

    It’s not often I say that I’m “Disgusted”.

  • Chris

    They’re going to continue to do the impossible, impossibly.

  • Shap

    Funny, when Obama got elected and a lot of my fellow young people got all excited, I told them that he’s just another politician unless he proves otherwise. Not surprisingly, to this day he has yet to prove otherwise. Ron Paul 2012.

  • Ned

    This is all political. And their perceived self interests based on their political calculations. This was a forum where they’ve all bought in. The Obama White house
    sees swimming upstream against the WORLD WIDE Drug War as a low priority to most voters and a losing proposition for them. It doesn’t even matter if they know it’s wrong to continue. They perceive health care, the 2 occupations, the economy, etc as where their energy needs to go and that doing a 180 on prohibition simply politically
    too risky if not impossible. So they do this game of distinction that of course is without a difference. Besides they’re at the top of the bureaucratic, institutional drug war edifice, ending would mean telling everyone at that event that their jobs are going away. That isn’t something bureaucrats do to each other unless ABSOLUTELY forced to by circumstances beyond their control.

  • sami

    How about that hope and change?

  • DavesNotHere

    Fuck the US Attorney General
    AND Fuck the US Supreme Court
    BOTH in the same week
    And Fuck the NSA or whoever tracks people that tell the Supreme Court and Attorney General to fuck off.

    That is the best poem I’ve written in years.

    Thanks Pete.

  • ezrydn

    This was mentioned earlier in the year but it’s really showing itself now. Their “system” is truly unravelling and falling apart. They can’t stop it because they can’t stop us, other than to try and coerce us as before, which doesn’t work anymore.

    And this constant “braying” will go on and get louder, the closer to the death throes Prohibition gets. It used to be that we understood what was said and knew it to be lies. Now, we can’t even understand what the hell they’re saying. Reminds me of the Newhart skit about the infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters. LOL

    The People Woke Up and are On The March. And there’s NOTHING Washington can do to STOP it! Probably missed in the beginning but now, it gets stronger in the distance. And it’s Movement is starting to cause some Pandimonium inside the Beltway.

  • The only thing I trust a politician to do is talk out of both sides of their mouth.

  • Balloon Maker

    A balanced approach of more guns AND bigger guns to wage war against drugs.

  • BluOx

    Unfortunately for the White House, the tipping point has aiready been reached, and this “balance” thing is pointless. Without a point there can be no “balance”. Change is change and hope is hope, and this is neither.

  • james

    Stop supporting the state.