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Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Failed War On Drugs

Paul Feine has written and directed a documentary, "America's Longest War," which exposes how the War On Drugs has failed over the last four decades. Today on my America Weekend show, I asked him how much money has been spent on the war, how effective it has been, and whether it's gotten so out of control that no one can reel it back in.

We also discussed the hypocrisy of the last three presidents (Obama, Bush, and Clinton), who all admitted using drugs in their youth but were never arrested for it. Yet they have continued federal prosecutions that would have kept all of them out of the White House if they'd been targeted like the hundreds of thousands who have been imprisoned for drug crimes under their administrations. We also talked about the White House's attitude towards legalized marijuana in Colorado and medical marijuana in 20 other states.

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Here's the trailer for the documentary...