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Who started the war on drugs?

Asked by cheebdragon (18710points) April 2nd, 2008 from iPhone

im curious how many people know the answer.

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PupnTaco's avatar

I’m guessing Reagan.

gooch's avatar

Yes it was my favorite President Ronald Regan. He by the way is the best of all time Presidents not yet on a coin.

scamp's avatar

I was thinking Nancy Regan, but I think she coined the phrase “Just say no.”

scamp's avatar

Hmm, what a surprise! I did a little digging and found an article that says Nixon started it. Here’s an exerpt:

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). President Nixon started this war in 1969, and President Reagan kicked it into high gear. It’s been a full-throttle battle since, even through the Clinton years.
http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3501/women_behind_bars/

cheebdragon's avatar

Ha scamp you are 100% correct, Nixon started the war on drugs, its funny how many people think it was Reagan.

PupnTaco's avatar

Maybe ‘cause Carter was loose about it & Nancy was horny about “just say no.”

cheebdragon's avatar

??? that doesnt even make sense.?.

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