A Quote for the Afternoon

Via Brad Warbiany at the Liberty Papers.

Doug Bandow,David Rittgers, Cato@Liberty:

As I have said before, the quickest way to create an insurgent is to burn a man’s livelihood. This may be a competent counternarcotics tactic, but it is an epic failure as a counterinsurgency strategy. We can fight a war against the Taliban or we can fight the war on drugs, but we can’t do both in the same place at the same time.

UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention that I attributed this quote to the wrong Cato scholar.  I apologize for the error.

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2 thoughts on “A Quote for the Afternoon

  1. Mark,

    Thanks for the link… Just want to clarify (for attribution purposes) that I’m quoting Doug Bandow, and that the above quote is not mine directly (although obviously, quoting it approvingly, I do agree).


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