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Stephen Harper admits drug war flaws, Hillary Clinton goes clubbing

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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.”

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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.

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