Wednesday, November 02, 2005

In the Trenches of the War on Meth

There's a War on Meth? I had no idea. Seems like a bad idea to me, though. One thing that we really don't seem to do well in this country is fight wars on things. The War on Drugs, The War on Poverty, The War on Terror, all pretty ridiculous failures. I propose we start declaring war on good things. Like, The War on Freedom, The War on Democracy, The War on Education, The War on Healthcare. That way, they can all fail spectacularly, only in these cases, we'll all be better off for it.

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7 comments:

Chris Howard said...

They should just call it what it is - a war on the distribution of meth (and other drugs). Until they start putting as much effort into prevention and treatment as they do to shutting down supply, the cycle will never end.

John Howard said...

So you don't think making me go to the pharmacy counter to purchase cold medicine will help?

Chris Howard said...

Well, of course that will probably stop the problem altogether. As we all know, ever since they started making us go to the pharmacy counter to get our cocaine, crack production took a nosedive.

John Howard said...

You can get cocaine at the pharmacy counter?

MDC said...

Win the War on Meth? Level rural Iowa. It was at one time (it may still be) the meth capital of the world. You can't even buy more than a four-pack of batteries at a time in many Iowa Wal-Marts and grocery stores.

peppermd said...

The War on...WAR!

John Howard said...

War on war is a good one, I'm not sure how that would turn out.