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September 27th, 2012
11:02 AM ET


While AMC’s “Breaking Bad” has viewers enthralled with the drug trade, the United States is engaged in a highly serious and expensive battle with narcotics, and no fans in sight. The bill has reached a combined $30 billion so far this year, and 1.2 million Americans have been arrested for drug related offenses. It’s clear that the war on drugs is failing. Combating drugs is a major issue this election year, so how would President Obama or Mitt Romney handle drug policy over the next four years. John Zarella explores the issue.

President Obama and Mitt Romney agree on one thing in this election, the war on drugs must be won by communication and prevention.

Romney has said, "The President of the United States must make a priority of helping reduce demand in this country and communicating to our young people, and older people that when they use these illegal drugs, they are contributing to the deaths of people around the world."

President Obama has said, "The United states can focus on drug treatment and prevention and helping people with addiction."

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  1. Amir Ali

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    September 28, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
  2. Amir Ali

    Sir my brother rehman eyes somebody using for drugs and suicide bombs network and that is indian network n they doing ransom from customers ..

    September 28, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
  3. Amir Ali

    Drugs policy n indian network n i am meeting with my s korean friend by same network but healthy nation n indian network but i dlvd my msg there whatwe suffrng.

    September 28, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
  4. Amir Ali

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    September 28, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply

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