Candidate Kerry's choice for Homeland Security Advisor is a seasoned drug warrior who has already shown his loyalty to the well being of the drug war, no matter how many lives it destroys.
For those who oppose the federal government's disastrous war on drugs, there are many things to dislike about the Bush Administration, not the least of which is its shameless ? and dangerous ? use of the war on terror to prop up the failed drug war and the accompanying $18 billion dollar bureaucracy. And there is no indication that four more years of a Bush presidency will offer anything but more of the same.
But anyone who thinks a vote for John Kerry means a vote for a more liberalized approach to drug policy should think again. Candidate Kerry's choice for Homeland Security Advisor, Rand Beers, is a seasoned drug warrior who has already shown his loyalty to the well being of the drug war, no matter how many lives it destroys, or how many narco- terrorists are enriched along the way.
Anyone under the delusion that Kerry is actually serious about civil liberties should recall that, prior to 9-11, our most pressing civil liberties issues were being spawned by the Drug War. Kerry is all in favor of the Drug War. And that means he's lying through his teeth on civil liberties.