Via Brad Warbiany at the Liberty Papers.
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.