US NM: A Lost Cause? The War On Drugs Turns 40
The New Mexican, 18 Jun 2011 – Some anniversaries provide an occasion for celebration or reflection, others a time for action. Friday marked 40 years since President Richard Nixon, citing drug abuse as “public enemy No. 1,” officially declared a “war on drugs.” A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs remains a miserable failure.