Potentially huge news this morning from Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske’s interview with the Wall Street Journal. He rejects the formulation of the “War on Drugs” and voices an inclination to treat American drug abuse as a national health challenge:
In his first interview since being confirmed to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday the bellicose analogy was a barrier to dealing with the nation’s drug issues.
“Regardless of how you try to explain to people it’s a ‘war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’ people see a war as a war on them. We’re not at war with people in this country.”