Great OpEd by Bill Piper in the Seattle Times: Guest: Is it time to get rid of the DEA?
THIS year is the 40th anniversary of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Already plagued by scandals, the agency has recently been revealed to be collaborating with the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on unsuspecting Americans. More than 120 groups from across the political spectrum and around the globe have called on Congress to hold hearings on the DEA.
There is no doubt the agency should be reformed. It is also worth asking if it should continue to exist. [...]
Once we finally get a good look under the hood, we will surely find a corroded and ineffective collection of parts that very likely need to go.
I can’t tell you how happy I’d be to see the DEA go away. And how good that would be for this country.