In the Irish Examiner today:
US ends â€˜war on drugsâ€™
By Cormac Oâ€™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 â€“ and hugely expensive â€“ “war on drugs”.
“Weâ€™ve talked about a â€˜war on drugsâ€™ 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.