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.
Monday, April 16, 2012