President Ronald Reagan, at the urging of then
Vice President George Bush, appointed Carlton Turner as the White House
Drug (czar) Advisor in 1981. Soon after Drugczar Carlton Turner left
office, Nancy Reagan recommended that no corporation be permitted to do
business with the Federal government without having a urine purity
policy in place to show their loyalty. Just as G. Gordon Liddy went into
high-tech corporate security after his disgrace, Carlton Turner became a
rich man in what has now become a huge growth industry: urine-testing.
~ Jack Herer
POLICING FOR PROFIT: 1997
THE DRUG WAR'S HIDDEN ECONOMIC AGENDA
Arianna Huffington: Drug War a 'War on Our Own People' 02/13/2012
"[W]e're spending over $50 billion a year fighting a war that's become a war on our own people, especially among African-Americans and minorities in general."
The Drug War Industrial Complex April, 1998
Noam Chomsky interviewed by John Veit
"A great deal of intelligence
can be invested in ignorance
when the need for illusion is deep."
-- Saul Bellow
Who Profits From Drugs February 21, 1989
Illegal drug traffic adds up to one hundred billion dollars a year.
Who Really Profits From Drug Cartel Wars? February 21, 2011
Follow the money on the "War on Drugs" and it will expose a frightening truth: the drug cartels depend on a network of guardian angels and backers who come from where else: the ruling elites.
How America Lost the War on Drugs March 24, 2011
After thirty-five years and $500 billion, drugs are as cheap and plentiful as ever. An anatomy of a failure.
The War Next Door 11-03-2008
INSTITUTIONS THROUGH WHICH CONTROL IS EXERCISED 1992
Yet we successfully overcame all problems. Why then is it impossible to defeat a well-defined enemy, far smaller and weaker than Germany, given the immensely improved weapons and surveillance equipment we have today? The real reason that the drug problem is not eradicated is because it is being run by the highest families in the entire world as part of a coordinated gigantic money-making machine.
-- William F. Buckley,
Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495