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"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.
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"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."
So now we know what we only suspected back then was true at the highest level.
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Of course it did.

Just as the current war on ovarian cancer targets women. Or the First Lady's war on childhood obesity targets fat youngsters. Those groups who are known to be the highest percentage of victims get the attention first. Why does such logic amaze anyone?

This is just a hit piece camouflaged by the term investigative journalism.

BTW, even though drug use is on the rise in all population segments, Blacks and hippies are still victims of the syndrome AKA drug abuse.
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Of course it did.

Just as the current war on ovarian cancer targets women. Or the First Lady's war on childhood obesity targets fat youngsters. Those groups who are known to be the highest percentage of victims get the attention first. Why does such logic amaze anyone?

This is just a hit piece camouflaged by the term investigative journalism.

BTW, even though drug use is on the rise in all population segments, Blacks and hippies are still victims of the syndrome AKA drug abuse.
you on the same page here?

probably not

Ehrlichman was counsel and Assistant to Nixon. He was a key figure in Watergate and served a year and a half in prison.

I don't know why he would lie about something else he did for Nixon that was also wrong.
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So now we know what we only suspected back then was true at the highest level.
Didn't Nixon get fired? 40 years ago?

Ehrlichman has an opinion. 40 years later. We know nothing more or less on this subject than we did last week.
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Didn't Nixon get fired? 40 years ago?

Ehrlichman has an opinion. 40 years later. We know nothing more or less on this subject than we did last week.
boy way to hit the denial button

perhaps you need the back story of all of us wondering if this was true back in the day
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you on the same page here?

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Hardly, I'm a seeker of truth. I have no idea what you are seeking
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Hardly, I'm a seeker of truth. I have no idea what you are seeking
honest comment instead of spin?
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honest comment instead of spin?
Everything that is not in your mendacious wheelhouse is spin to you. Hell, you'll even take the word of a convicted liar as factual evidence to back up your "feelings."

Ehrlichman was a corrupt and conniving advisor to Nixon. He lied at the hearings and his own trial. After his conviction, on conspiracy , he had no trouble turning on his former boss and dishing him.
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boy way to hit the denial button

perhaps you need the back story of all of us wondering if this was true back in the day
Not denying anything. Nothing to deny.

I know the back story. I was around then. Old enough to vote for him.

I know nothing more or less by reading the recollections of Ehrlichman.
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Dindu Nuffin gonna have to face the music now...

Tanzania approves extradition to US of alleged drug kingpin
Apr 12,`17 -- A Tanzanian court on Wednesday approved the extradition to the United States the alleged leader of a global drug trafficking ring who was arrested after a two-year manhunt.
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The court in Dar es Salaam approved the Tanzanian government's plan to extradite Ali Khatib Haji Hassan, or "Shkuba," to face drug trafficking charges. He is accused of leading a drug trafficking ring based in East Africa but with operations in Asia, Europe and North America. He was arrested in 2014 in Tanzania, two years after more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of heroin was seized there and a manhunt for him began. The U.S. Treasury Department last year sanctioned Hassan and his organization, calling him "a major international drug kingpin who smuggles multi-ton shipments of heroin and cocaine."


Tanzanian Ali Khatib Haji Hassan alias "Shkuba" who is accused of being a drug trafficker arrives in court under prison warden escort in Dar es Salaam, Wednesday April 12, 2017. A Tanzania court has granted the U.S government extradition request for suspected drug kingpin Ali Khatib Haji Hassan and two other suspects to face drug trafficking charges

The U.S. has accused Hassan of obtaining tons of heroin from sources in Pakistan and Iran and tons of cocaine from sources in South America. His organization has been accused of shipping the drugs to China, the U.S. and Europe since as early as 2006. "Hassan has frequently attempted to bribe African government officials to avoid arrest and prosecution for his drug trafficking activities," the Treasury Department said in announcing sanctions. The Tanzanian court on Wednesday also approved the extradition of Idd Mafuru and Emmanuel Adam to the U.S. on drug trafficking charges.

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