On this day, in 1971, Richard Nixon held a press conference to declare a 'War on Drugs'.
The countless lives lost and ruined, as well as the clear evidence that the policy is both cruel and futile is not lost on the American people. But it is lost on the DEA Administrator, Michele Leonhart, who wants the war to continue.
Obama, dismiss Michele Leonhart, and end the 'War on Drugs'! - Sign the petition