Prime Minister Stephen Harper surprised reporters at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia Sunday when he admitted that the drug war may be flawed. From the CBC’s Terry Milewski:
“What I think everybody believes,” Harper said, “is that the current approach is not working. But it is not clear what we should do.”
Lest anyone think he’d undergone a conversion in Cartagena, Harper quickly added the other side of the story.
Drugs, he said, “are illegal because they quickly and totally — with many of the drugs — destroy people’s lives.”
Actual news at the Cartagena summit has been overshadowed in the U.S. by a scandal involving 11 secret service agents and a hereto unknown number of prostitutes. Unbowed by that fracas, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went clubbing late Saturday night, where state department sources confirmed she had “a lot” of fun.