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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Barack Backpeddles On Pot

Change We Can Believe In

For one brief glorious moment, we thought Barack Obama supported marijuana decriminalization. He said so in 2004 and his campaign reiterated it ... only to subsequently retreat and pledge support for current marijuana laws.

"At first, Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said that the candidate had 'always' supported decriminalizing marijuana, suggesting his 2004 statement was correct. Then after the Times posted copies of the video on its Web site today, his campaign reversed course and declared he does not support eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana possession and use.
'If you're convicted of a crime, you should be punished, but that we are sending far too many first-time, non-violent drug users to prison for very long periods of time, and that we should rethink those laws,' Vietor said. The spokesman blamed confusion over the meaning of decriminalization for the conflicting answers"

He was against the drug war, before he was for it. Sound familiar?

Barack is willing to pull out of Iraq (not stop the war) with catastrophic consequences, but will continue the war on the American people, unless he changes his mind again.

Source: Stop the Drug War.org

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Bill Garnett said...

Paul, I was going to comment here on your post, but opted out instead to make my reply on my blog. I hope you will read it.

Paul Hammond said...

and what is your URL?

Bill Garnett said...


or, you can just click on my name shown in the comment

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