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Posted by FoM on October 25, 1999 at 09:52:23 PT
By Associated Press 
Source: Boston Globe 

McCaffrey Protesters jeered President Clinton's chief adviser on drugs Monday when he went to the University of London with his British counterpart to launch an Internet site to combat drug abuse.

Gen. Barry McCaffrey left the university's Goldsmith College with placard-waving demonstrators pursuing his car and shouting denunciations of his tough policy on drugs.

McCaffrey came to Britain on Sunday to begin a four-nation European tour. He maintains cocaine is not a soft drug, and that Europeans should do more to block the flow of drugs of Latin America.

Transform, the group that organized the protest, said it feared McCaffrey's visit reflected a hardening stance by Prime Minister Tony Blair's government against drugs. Transform promotes what members call ''a sensible drug policy.'' It supports the legalization of marijuana, but stops short of calling for the decriminalization of all drugs.

Transform spokesman Steve Rolles said the United States had the world's most punitive anti-drugs strategy and the world's worst problem with drugs.

''The government has nothing to learn from Barry McCaffrey. They should not be exporting the U.S. drug policy. We should be looking to other far more progressive regimes,'' said Rolles.

McCaffrey and Britain's Anti-Drugs Coordinator Keith Hellawell, whose appointment was modeled on the White House post, launched ResourceNet, an information Web site funded partly by the British government for professionals dealing with drug abuse.

McCaffrey said every country should develop its own drug policies.

''The Dutch are remarkably civilized, homogenous people in a small area,'' he said of The Netherlands' relatively liberal drug laws.

''Their approach might not be appropriate for us. We think the approach we are now trying is reflected in dramatically reduced rates of drug abuse.''

By Associated Press, 10/25/99 11:43

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Comment #3 posted by FoM on October 25, 1999 at 12:00:01 PT:

UK Politics - US Drugs Czar Hounded by Protesters

Monday, October 25, 1999
Published at 12:27 GMT 13:27 UK
BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/default.htm

Click the link to read the article.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk_politics/newsid_484000/484647.stm


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Comment #2 posted by observer on October 25, 1999 at 11:38:01 PT
Another subliminally racist message from McCaffery
McCaffery says: ''The Dutch are remarkably civilized, homogenous people in a small area,'' he said of The Netherlands' relatively liberal drug laws.

McCaffery thinks: Our minorities are just too uppity! In Amerika, 'massa' needs needs his plantation, err, I mean prisons, to keep the rabble in line.

McCaffery is merely following in a long line of ignoble Prohibitionists ... of course, he can't be quite so forthright in his speech as others were ...

see: "Themes in Chemical Prohibition", http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/History/ticp.html

When you read between the lines, here's what McCaffery and his ilk are really saying:

''once the Negro has reached the stage of being a 'dope taker' (dope here referring to cocaine) . . . he is a constant menace to his community until he is eliminated . . Sexual desires are increased and perverted, peaceful Negroes become quarrelsome, and timid Negroes develop a degree of 'Dutch courage' that is sometimes almost incredible. . In the language of the police officer, 'The cocaine n****r is sure hard to kill' - a fact that has been demonstrated so often that many of these officers in the South have increased the caliber of their guns for the express purpose of 'stopping' the cocaine fiend when he runs amuck.'' http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/History/ticp.html


McCaffery says: ''Their approach might not be appropriate for us.''

McCaffery thinks: Whatever I do, I won't say out loud the word "PRISON" and especially nothing about "PRISON FOR PEACEFUL MARIJUANA SMOKERS".


McCaffery says: ''We think the approach we are now trying is reflected in dramatically reduced rates of drug abuse.''

McCaffery thinks: Yeah! That's the ticket! By the time they figure out I'm lying about this too, I'll be on to bigger and better lies! Heh!


see: Depends On Meaning Of 'Working' ...

''Mr. McCaffrey's assertion that the drug war is working:
"Drug czar Barry McCaffrey . . . has released a study showing that drug use among young Americans has declined 13% since 1985; moreover, cocaine use has dropped 70% during that time. That proves the nation's battle against illicit drugs is working, says McCaffrey." This assertion is not false, but it is misleading. In fact all illegal drugs, including cocaine, dropped very sharply from 1985 to 1992, but have risen steadily since 1992 and now(1998) stand about 80% higher than their 1992 levels, albeit still somewhat below their 1985 levels. When drug use among young Americans rises 80% in six years, the drug war cannot be said to be "working." '' http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99/n1156/a02.html


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Comment #1 posted by FoM on October 25, 1999 at 10:20:38 PT
Knock Knock, Is There Anybody in There?
It could possible be that the Dutch are the way they are because of their drug laws! Doesn't he get it?

''The Dutch are remarkably civilized, homogenous people in a small area,'' he said of The Netherlands' relatively liberal drug laws.

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