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MJNN Exclusive: Bush’s Drug War At 25, Part III

MJNN Exclusive: Bush’s Drug War At 25, Part III

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 BY Bailey Hirschburg

Part III: “We need is another D-Day, not another Vietnam…” A major obstacle for President Bush at this time was the deficit. A popular pledge in his campaign speeches had been “read my lips, no new taxes.” Democrats controlled congress, and would have been happy to make him break this pledge to pay for the drug war. Though he would propose what was then the largest one year increase in drug war spending, $2.2 billion, much of it was moved from other government spending.

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