The Drug War, anyone remember that one? Allegedly, it is "vital to the nation's security" which is why, I guess, Bush laid off 9700 border patrol agents last year and why he has done so much to curtail border security with Mexico.
And still we spend billions and billions to destroy pot fields in America. With some irony, the DEA admits 98% of the marijuana they have destroyed is nothing more that wild growing ditchweed - which is feral hemp not cultivated cannabis.
And we wonder why our debt is closing in on four times our yearly deposits to the IRS. That is very bad money management.