Law: Just Say Whoa

William Bennett says his job is done, but critics are skeptical

Cocaine prices are up. The number of drug overdoses is down. Marijuana is relatively scarce. Surveys indicate that "casual" drug use in the U.S. is declining. Latin America's top drug kingpins are on the run. Federal antidrug spending is at an all-time high ($9.5 billion planned for this year).

So claims William Bennett, President Bush's drug czar, who asserts that the Administration's war on drugs has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. That is also the reason given for Bennett's resignation last week, effective Nov. 30, after just 20 months in office. "I feel I've done what I promised the President I...

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