Bill Clinton: The drug war hasn't worked

Clinton joined other world leaders — including former President Jimmy Carter — in filmmaker Sam Branson’s new documentary “Breaking the Taboo,” which premiered Thursday at New York’s Google headquarters and charges that the global war on drugs is a failure.

“What I tried to do was to focus on every aspect of the problem. I tried to empower the Colombians for example to do more militarily and police-wise because I thought that they had to. Thirty percent of their country was in the hands of the narcotraffickers,” Clinton says in the film, which is available free online. …

Clinton later says: “Well obviously if the expected results was that we would eliminate serious drug use in America and eliminate the narcotrafficking networks – it hasn’t worked.”