Chavez says Obama same as Bush on drug war

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CARACAS (AFP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Saturday condemned a US report on global counternarcotics, saying President Barack Obama is continuing the policies of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

“Is there a new government in the United States or is it Bush still in power? Obama seems to be a continuation of the Bush era. But it doesn’t matter to me. Regardless of US imperialism, this revolution will continue its course,” Chavez said in a speech.

“The Obama administration has again attacked Venezuela. He said that Venezuela and I, even citing my name, do not cooperate in the fight against drug trafficking. The country that most supports drug trafficking on this planet is the United States.

via AFP: Chavez says Obama same as Bush on drug war

h/t: brian jonestown massacre


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  3. The war on Drugs, just like the war on Terror has an intentional typo.
    It is actually, both figuratively and literally “The War OF Drugs” as is Bush’s (and now Bamma’s) “War OF Terror”

    Drug the masses (in every way), deny them natural remedies by labeling those as “Dangerous”. Keep a constant flow of addictive and illicit narcotics into the country as you leverage it’s presence as the reason for massive military and Police expansions. All while peddling drastically marked up, addictive and dubiously effective snake oil, prescribed by “Medical (medicine) Doctors” as authorized by the FDA.
    If you get addicted to Oxyconton, there’s another pill you can buy to combat the symptoms. And a pill to help cope with that pill’s side effects as well. Grow an indigenous weed in your back yard and you’re going away to prison.

    Just as declaring war on the word “Terror” opens Pandora’s box to every emotion but Victory, er, uh, Hope.

    ((Interesting analogy that Bush gave us a war without any Hope of an end and now Obama gives all such amazing Hope without any commitment of a definable end, either.))

    This war Of terror, terrorizes all parties involved, prompting a ‘reason’ to further expand Military and Police powers, equipment and presence in the daily lives of all Americans (and all other-than-Americans, whatever that is, too).

    The only light so far from the Eric Holder Atty General office is his recent pledge to not enforce DEA raids against lawful California Marijuana clinics. = a tiny ray of light through the haze of corporate-run, civic-governance as usual.

    Perhaps that was a crumb to throw the masses so that we can point to some (spare) “change” given us and not totally revolt. (not till the paint dries on the slick new dog cages that Halliburton has built under Govt contract for us.)

    Just once, I’d love to see the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department “serving and protecting” the citizens that fund it by defending Los Angeles County and California State laws from the abuses and invasions of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    In the real world, they would bring out their cool SWAT tanks and helicopters to thwart a raid on a licensed Pot shop in West Hollywood or on a manufacturing plant employing immigrants in Downtown.

    No civil right left behind..

  4. U.S. State Department says Canada the top source for ecstasy

    Fri Feb 27, 6:27 PM WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department says Canada should do more to curb the production and trade in ecstasy and other illicit drugs.The 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, released Friday, highlights the growth of methamphetamine “superlabs” throughout the country, particularly in British Columbia and Ontario. The report says Canada has become the No. 1 source of ecstasy south of the border.

    The report also quoted Canadian officials as saying Prime Minister Stephen Harper wanted to increase penalties for drug production and trafficking, but not for drug use. ( Typical Harper Hypocrisy, false partiality)

    • Awesome!
      Are we gonna fight the war on Canadian Drugs finally?

      As Americans sneak across their norther border to try to bilk that system for healthcare and affordable drugs, we can raid the meth labs and x-tacy plants that are the root of so much misery.

      Er, uh,
      As Mexicans sneak across their Northern Boarder to try to bilk that system for healthcare and jobs, they can raid the gunshops and manufacturers that are the root of such misery.

      Wait, this is all getting to weird.

      Gimme Nader Now.

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