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DerekWills May 23rd, 2017 1:44pm

There is a high probability that ISIS members are already on US soil plotting an attack. Our policy is to bomb them in Syria, while using domestic assets to bust drug dealers. Would you support ending the war on drugs to focus on the war on terror?

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/24/17 12:45 am

Round em up and send them to hell.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/23/17 6:36 pm

No. Both wars are important (terror & drugs), and we can fight them simultaneously.

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Ferganam Behind You
05/23/17 12:53 pm

WOD is pointless. End it regardless. Make drug use a public health issue, not a criminal one.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/23/17 11:50 am

Actually they make a lot of money by selling drugs.

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skinner Jersey City
05/23/17 9:39 am

I don't believe it's really a dichotomy between fighting drugs and fighting terrorism. Often the two are interrelated

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/23/17 9:35 am

Yes to the first part; no to the second. A "war" on a tactic rather than an enemy fails the moment it begins, and goes downhill from there.

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croopertrooper Greater Cincinnati Area
05/23/17 9:07 am

"Would you support ending the war on drugs"

Yes

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xtarite
05/23/17 10:12 am

Yes, because once we stop fighting terrorists they will just throw away their bombs...

Mackinaw Wolverine State, est.1837
05/23/17 10:53 am

Yes, because invading two countries, helping to topple regimes in several others, and bombing many more has done so much good for us and has kept terrorists on the run...

Oh, wait, that's how we created ISIS, a terrorist organization so bad even Al Queada has disavowed them and literally given them material assistance while also attacking their main enemy.

The war on terror is a farce.

xtarite
05/23/17 11:14 am

We dismantled Al Qaeda then left and now because of the vaccume created by Barack Hussein OBAMA himself we have ISIS.

truspec Texas
05/23/17 7:47 am

Yes. Reinvest the funds to mental health, rehab, education, and change the focus of intelligence/police services to terror/violent crime

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
05/23/17 7:23 am

No, both are bullshit excuses for a further centralization of power.

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Mackinaw Wolverine State, est.1837
05/23/17 8:12 am

A lot of the time I don't agree with you at all, but sometimes you have a knack for hitting the nail right on the head.

musicotic Michigan
05/23/17 7:01 am

Neither. The war on drugs has failed; we need to make drugs a health issue and focus on rehabilitation. The war on terror is racist and needs to die.

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
05/23/17 8:05 am

Mostly agree, but how is the war on terror racist?

MrsCrayonWax
05/23/17 1:34 pm

I'm curious as well.

Liberty 4,032,064
05/23/17 6:57 am

No, as then cops would only be even more zealous with an even more emotional excuse to violate people's rights.

Okie1967 Is Biden self aware
05/23/17 6:50 am

The war on drugs is necessary and should continue. The war against terrorists should continue too. Add resources if we don't have enough already.

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iceberg124
05/23/17 6:49 am

The war on drugs must be amplified. Drugs cause way more problems for American society than terrorists can even dream of

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Okie1967 Is Biden self aware
05/23/17 6:50 am

Absolutely correct. Legalizing heroin and similar drugs would cause results that nobody wants to think about.

musicotic Michigan
05/23/17 6:52 am

Portugal decriminalized drugs and saw deaths go down. They saw crime go down. They saw drug use go down. Rehab is far far far better.

iceberg124
05/23/17 7:34 am

Do you have any idea how much rehab costs? 20,000 for a month per person, and the junkies will go in and out. Time to eliminate the drug dealers and cartels, raise the prison time

political Georgia
05/23/17 7:37 am

I would attribute the decline in drug usage in Portugal is due to the focus on rehabilitation not necessarily due to criminalization of drugs.

musicotic Michigan
05/23/17 7:56 am

It costs a lot more to imprison people for years and pay their court costs then to put someone in rehab for two months and have them live a drug-free life. The war on drugs is racist, terrible and it has FAILED!

iceberg124
05/23/17 8:00 am

Not everything you dislike is racist, and you just completely ignored my point that rehab is not a cure all. Most addicts relapse as soon as they get out. It won't stop until the supply is eliminated. If they have nothing to live for they will continue using drugs and getting more people addicted. Time to crack down on the dealers, notice that when we stopped doing that stuff we are now experiencing serious problems with drug abuse. Lock up the doctors, the dealers, and the cartels. Rehab in prison

musicotic Michigan
05/23/17 8:02 am

I have been in rehab. It works. Don't make bullshit claims without evidence.

Nixon, the person who started the drug war, admitted he started it because it would affect black people.

BlackC
05/23/17 9:49 am

Same in Netherlands . You will always have people that waste their lives on drugs and alcohol - so isolate them and put them in a perpetual stupor so they leave the rest of us alone , reducing crime and warehousing them

iceberg124
05/23/17 9:51 am

Music, you're a BS artist. You say you haven't even graduated from HS yet but you've been to rehab? Rehab for a sprain or a broken bone is not the same as drug/alcohol rehab. Had you actually gone or spoken with people there you'd know that most are mandated by the state and relapse when they get out.

musicotic Michigan
05/23/17 11:32 am

I went to rehab for being suicidal. There were many people there for drugs.

iceberg124
05/23/17 11:58 am

I'll give you one source.

www.therecoveryvillage.com/recovery-blog/drug-rehab-success-rates/

21% sobriety rate after rehab. The completion rate is around 50% so even less of the people who go in remain sober. It is by no means a fix all and is very expensive to keep sending people to programs which cost 15-20k if the states $ when they are just gonna get high when they get out

Think Lovin Life
05/23/17 6:48 am

We need both.

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