The Other 'L' Word: Lying

Former Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey “Lies” To Beat The Band About Cannabis…Then Again, What Else Is New?
In the media rush to cover the DOJ memo on the Obama administration’s redirecting federal law enforcement efforts away from arresting and prosecuting state compliant medical cannabis providers CNN’s Lou Dobbs interviewed former Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey and Cato Institute’s Tim Lynch…

Checkout Tim’s on-point rebuttal of McCaffrey’s usual double-speak, and that of others like blogger Joe Campbell, who’ve simply called out McCaffrey as, in Mr. Campbell’s view, “a liar”.
Any long time observer of Mr. Caffrey’s m.o. when being interviewed is to tell some whoppers to an unquestioning media, but in these recent videos McCaffrey, again, wrongly claims that no one gets arrested for cannabis; no one goes to jail or prison for cannabis-related offenses; that he didn’t lose in the seminal case Conant vs McCaffrey; cannabis is de facto legal in the United States, etc…Geesh! I guess when the hundreds of cannabis consumers who call the toll-free number (888-67-NORML) or email NORML this week post arrest looking for legal information and assistance, we”ll just inform them, ‘Don’t you know, according to Barry McCaffrey, cannabis is de facto legal, and that you didn’t really get arrested.’
Makes one wonder how honest and credible McCaffrey has been for the last nine years as a paid, on-air military consultant for NBC News when his track record for anti-pot prevarications (I’m in DC…and therefore not suppose to use the word ‘lie’) are so obviously refuted. If he’d so obviously twist the truth about cannabis, would he mislead an audience or interviewer about America’s military and defense contractors?

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  1. McCaffery’s generation is a real problem when it comes to living this lie. In my community many of the folks I talk to believe what he says about the defacto status of cannabis. When someone here is busted, they instantly assume they were dangerous dealers and child molesters. Talking with them has zero effect. Every reply in defense of their stance as to how evil “druggies” are to the fabric of society can be found boiler plate from the Reagan era. They bought that all hook line and sinker and appear to feel not only comfortable but firmly enthralled by the idea of “doing us all some good” in their support of prohibition.
    Again, I hate to have to say people need to die for some change to occur, but there is a very powerful generation of people who vote more, have larger purses, and generally are “respected” too much in the way of some of the progress that should be had already.
    Let’s hope California get’s it together. Just like 215 if they can come up with a true way of telling to feds, “Uhm No …” it will be a wonderful domino effect from there.

  2. That ole codger is as old as I am. If he takes away my joint, I will take away his drink and prove that it has been proven that his drink is worse than my joint.
    He needs to get out of the reefer madness days.
    We will never go back in time. Times are changing.

  3. OK….IF God gave everybody the right/luxury/blessing of FREE-WILL…….
    And IF Prohibitionists would have OUR freedom of personal choice taken away……
    Does it not stand to reason that PROHIBITIONISTS are infact anti-religious/spiritual……or even anti-god?
    I mean the very concept of “prohibition” seems to effortlessly disrespect God’s own will/law concerning MY…YOUR…OUR free-will.

  4. Ol Tex #30;
    Thx for posting that. Stories like it needs told.
    For profit prisons are wrong.Where ever there is profit, theres potencial for corruption.
    Corruption: A desease that spares no one.

  5. They lie to keep their jobs, at any cost.
    Don’t worry; this decrepit fascist twat and many more just like him will be dead soon enough.

  6. McCaffrey lives in a “special” world largely of his own creation, where actual facts and their verifyable truths hold little sway. He and his ilk will eventually go the way of other life forms on this planet that were not able to adapt to change-he will simply become extinct.

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