Pubdate: Sat, 03 Jul 1999
Date: 07/03/1999
Source: Washington Post (DC)
Author: Tony Goins
Note: Czar McCaffrey's OPED was the target of the DrugSense FOCUS Alert at:

To paraphrase Barry McCaffrey, "We are not involved in a drug war, and
if we are, we are winning!" I'm sure this is a comfort to American
parents, whose children have purer and cheaper drugs available to them
than at any time in the history of this country. The general would
like to portray anyone who disagrees with his interdiction-incarceration
approach to the nation's drug problem as an evil legalizer who wants
to put crack vending machines in preschools.

The time for demagoguery on this issue has passed. We need a
demand-side, treatment-oriented solution to America's drug problem.

Tony Goins