from The Denver Post
Updated: 06/26/2012 09:08:23 AM MDT
By Vincent Carroll Denver Post Columnist
You know federal drug policy is bankrupt when the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration is reluctant to acknowledge even a simple fact that any eighth-grader could confirm.
“Opiates are far more addictive than marijuana,” Congressman Jared Polis said last week. “That is a fact.”
Yet this particular fact is one that the Democrat was able to extract from DEA administrator Michele Leonhart only after a stunning interrogation in which she acted as if he were demanding she choose between Hitler and Stalin on a scale of evil.
The relevant exchange began at a congressional hearing on the DEA’s priorities when Polis asked Leonhart if crack cocaine (not an opiate, obviously) were more dangerous for a user than marijuana.
Leonhart: “I believe all illegal drugs are bad.”. . . Read Complete Report