The War on Terrorism and the War on Some Drugs
It's becoming increasingly clear that the War on Some Drugs is undermining the War on Terrorism by producing an alliance between the Taliban and Afghan opium farmers.
Most politicians are reluctant to touch the War on Some Drugs because any attempt to stop it would be attributed to drug “experimentation.” (I put “experimentation” in quotes because it's not a real experiment unless there's an identifiable control group.) The only people who can legalize hard drugs are people who would never be thought of as former drug users, e.g., evangelicals, Mormons or other “religious fanatics.”
I'm not planning to run. I was part of what little control group there was during the drug-experimentation era, but I'm not a member of any stereotypical anti-drug group.
The Democrats won't do it. At most, they'll legalize pot and continue the War on Some Drugs in which the Some Drugs will be cocaine and heroin. That will simply continue the anti-American takeovers of Bolivia and Afghanistan.
Would Romney be the best choice in 2008? After all, only Nixon could go to China and only Clinton could reform welfare.