Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Drug warrior senator says fire the Drug Czar

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, has called on President Bush to fire Drug Czar John Walters.
In a conference call with Iowa reporters, Grassley said: "I think the president ought to fire the drug czar." He said that he wrote Walters calling for more action on meth and the response he received was "basically, bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo."

Walters and the Office of National Drug Control Policy continue to place much more emphasis on fighting marijuana use, said Grassley.
While cracking down on meth will only cause more problems and unintended black market collateral damage, it's nice to see a hardcore drug warrior finally realizing that this administration's focus on marijuana is nothing but a distraction and an easy sound bite.

1 comment:

800 pound gorilla said...

The supreme irony here is that the War on Drugs is causing far more harm by criminalizing meth than with marijuana. The priority should be legalizing meth. Meth labs are a menace; grow houses are a minor nuisance except when the DEA does commando style raids in the neighborhood. Marijuana users are a minor blip on the crime scene - other than getting busted for possession whereas meth users are a major factor even if they don't deal to get their fix.
You legalize marijuana and very few people are affected. You legalize meth and entire communities will be a lot safer.