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    of the drug war Nixon compromised with a democratic congress. About half of the money for the first several years was spent on treatment. It was very effective. Methadone clinics, especially, treated thousands of junkies and rehabilitated many of them to productive citizenship. The punitive drug war was founded by Nelson Rockefeller who found it to be a really cool way to beat Democrats in New York. The prison/industrial complex ate up all the money and the clinics dissappeared.

    "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

    by johnmorris on Mon Sep 20, 2004 at 05:17:57 AM PDT

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