Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs - El Paso Times"If the only tool is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail," said Kerlikowske, director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy. "That phrase -- war on drugs -- tells you that the only answer is in fact force. ... We want to have a different conversation when it comes to drugs."
The term "war on drugs," coined by President Nixon 40 years ago, does not adequately describe what Obama's strategy will entail, Kerlikowske said.
The war is almost over!!
A little renaming and dropping of terms to be replaced by minor changes in strategy and thinking albeit still along the same decades old theme, and lo and behold.. the new and improved fight will stamp out the problem once and for all.
Thank god we are no longer at war. Now come the years of prolonged occupation trying to stamp out millions of those damned pesky drug using insurgents!
Let's change the name, throw a few more billion at the same failed tactics, tweak them a tad, perhaps dangle a few treatment carrots out there for everyone, and voila The war is no more!!!
Whew.. what a relief!!!