A Certifiable Drug Policy

Brief

A Certifiable Drug Policy

Commentary
August 23, 2000

Abstract

[Washington Post] "It's not fair, it isn't working and it doesn't serve a purpose." That pithy judgment, by Mexican President-elect Vicente Fox, is of the annual process the United States uses to certify whether Mexico and other drug-producing countries have "cooperated fully" in the fight against drugs. His judgment is right, and the administration may even agree; certainly Gen. Barry McCaffrey, the national drug control policy director, has said much the same. But so far, Congress has fiercely resisted any change, because the present situation serves U.S. party politics too well.

To reuse content from Urban Institute, visit copyright.com, search for the publications, choose from a list of licenses, and complete the transaction.

LATEST IN Adolescents and Youth

To reuse content from Urban Institute, visit copyright.com, search for the publications, choose from a list of licenses, and complete the transaction.