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Mar 19, 2007 3:11 pm

Misguided State Department Report

The State Department has issued a 450 page report titled International Narcotics Control Strategy Report: Volume II, Money Laundering and Financial Crimes proving once again that sacrifice, in this case less effective diplomacy, to further drug prohibition is standard operating procedure. In his devastating critique of the document, Richard W. Rahn, who serves as a director and board member of several economic policy organizations including the European Center for Economic Growth, points out that, “The Report, produced by the global nannies and nags at State, is filled with endless demands that other countries do a better job enforcing their laws, pass more laws, sign more international treaties and engage in some practices that would be illegal and unconstitutional in the U.S. Many of the demands would not meet a reasonable cost-benefit test, and are superfluous and banal – ‘be less corrupt.’”

Cross posted on The Trebach Report

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