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DEA Analyst, Before Drug War 1.3% Population Addicted to Drugs, $1Trillion Dollars Later, 1.3% Addicted

Sean Dunagan, former DEA Senior Intelligence Research Specialist, “Look at the percentage of Americans that are addicted to hard drugs, it’s basically unchanged. It was about 1.3% before we started this War on Drugs and it’s about 1.3% now.”

According to AP research the U.S. has flushed over $1 Trillion dollars down the drain in vain.

And by definition, all those people who have passed on from this life to the next did so because of prohibition itself (thanks to prohibitionists), which puts drugs in the hands of people who aren’t doctors, who aren’t chemists, who don’t give a hoot about you but only your money.

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DEA Analyst: Legalize Drugs to Stop Violence
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A former DEA Senior Intelligence Research Specialist who is a member of LEAP is interviewed on a show (apparently) called “The Big Picture.”

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The War on Drugs has done nothing good, only bad, as has been pointed out via the Drug War Tree and Fruit flyer. Part of that includes the lies the propagandists in our very own government tout, as well as the myriad prohibitionist organizations. One such lie is that more use means more addiction, as well as the notion that everyone who tries XYZ drug becomes a ravenous addict.

Host, “is it safe to say there is always going to be a small percentage of us — you know, people among us — who are going to end up drug addicts, whether it’s alcohol, or nicotine, or heroin or whatever it may be?”

Sean Dunagan, former DEA Senior Intelligence Research Specialist, “Sure. Absolutely. Look at the percentage of Americans that are addicted to hard drugs, it’s basically unchanged. It was about 1.3% before we started this War on Drugs and it’s about 1.3% now.”

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Host, “the world is getting the message about drugs, it’s time for us to get it too. As long as there’s money to be made with private prisons, and an entire billion dollar drug testing industry, and a multi-billion dollar industry hyper-arming police, it’s going to take all of us speaking up to get Congress to ignore the lobbyists and all their money, and end Nixon’s Drug Wars. If we don’t more lives will be ruined while these rogue industries make more billions.”