George W. appears intent on funneling boatloads of cash into wars he can’t win. Now he’s asking for more funding to crusade against marijuana. His weapon of choice? Useless propaganda:
President Bush has proposed a significant jump in funding for an anti-drug advertising campaign that government-funded research shows is at best useless and at worst has increased drug use among some teens.
The administration has asked for a 31 percent increase in funding for the advertising campaign that a nearly five-year study concluded had increased the likelihood that all teens would smoke marijuana. The White House proposal would increase the program’s budget to $130 million over the next year.