Colombia is in a risky position. They've got a peace process that's going nowhere, and a drug production problem that's skyrocketing.

— Barry McCaffrey

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So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors.

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Thank God we're going to try to continue and effectively defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol, with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard, with the Armed Forces.

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The United States and Mexico are trapped - economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime - in the same continent.

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If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children.

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When I get a very generous introduction like that I explain that I'm emotionally moved, but on the other hand I'm Irish and the Irish are very emotionally moved. My mother is Irish and she cries during beer commercials.

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We say in a democracy that good ideas will drive out bad ones, so if the good ones aren't there, we're left with the bad ones

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What happened? The Country got sick of it and said, Enough is enough.

And all over the Country we saw springing up community organizations determined to do something about this terrible menace of drugs.

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We've got a national campaign by drug legalizers, in my view, to try and use medicinal uses of drugs and legalization of hemp as a stalking horse to get in under the radar screen.

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At the end of the day...if your army won't fight, it's because they don't trust their incompetent, corrupt generals, they don't trust each other. This is an enduring civil war between the Shia, the Sunni, and the Kurds. So I don't think we've got any options and we'd be ill-advised to start bombing where we really can't sort out the combatants or understand where the civilian population is.

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The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.

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Experience is valuable only if it's imbued with meaning from which one can draw salient conclusions. Otherwise, experience becomes imprisoning.

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I'm a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does.

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About Barry McCaffrey

Quotes 15 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Soldier
Birthday October 16

Extremely disappointed that corruption may have reached such a level in Mexico.

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We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason.

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