US IL: OPED: War On Drugs A Success
Chicago Sun-Times, 11 Jun 2011 – Jesse Jackson’s recent column “on a failed war on drugs” demands a rebuttal based on science and the facts. Rev. Jackson, to his credit, has preached against using drugs, but his conclusion that the drug control effort has been wasted is dead wrong. In fact, in 1978, 25 million Americans used an illegal drug once a month, when our population was 280 million.