May 14, 2009 Leave a comment
From the Seattle PI on May 14, 2009:
The nation’s new drug czar looks like he has no interest in being the commanding general of a war on drugs.
Gil Kerlikowske, Seattle’s former police chief, says in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he wants to end using the phrase “war on drugs.”
“Regardless of how you try to explain to people it’s a ‘war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’ people see a war as a war on them,” Kerlikowske said in his first interview since being confirmed for the federal post. “We’re not at war with people in this country.”
We are never going to “defeat” drugs and Kerlikowske is right about it being a war on the American people. We should change our language to reflect that we are trying to reduce abuse and help those locked in a cycle of addiction.
I don’t know what that word is, but I am 100 percent sure it is NOT “war”…