Similarities Between the “War on Terrorism” and “War on Drugs”

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Antiwar.com,” and originally posted it to my own wall…

"War on Terror (Freeze or I'll shoot!) - Invade poor countries to get terrorists - Destroy homes, confiscate property and jail families of terror suspects - Accidentally kill & imprison thousands of innocent people - Ignore underlying causes of terror - Waste billions of dollars - Experience failure _______________________ War on Drugs (Freeze or I'll shoot) - Invade poor neighborhoods to get drug dealers - Destroy homes, confiscate property and jail families of drug suspects - Accidentally kill & imprison thousands of innocent people - Ignore underlying causes of drug use - Waste billions of dollars - Experience failure"

“War on Terror (Freeze or I’ll shoot!)
– Invade poor countries to get terrorists
– Destroy homes, confiscate property and jail families of terror suspects
– Accidentally kill & imprison thousands of innocent people
– Ignore underlying causes of terror
– Waste billions of dollars
– Experience failure
_______________________
War on Drugs (Freeze or I’ll shoot)
– Invade poor neighborhoods to get drug dealers
– Destroy homes, confiscate property and jail families of drug suspects
– Accidentally kill & imprison thousands of innocent people
– Ignore underlying causes of drug use
– Waste billions of dollars
– Experience failure”
(Artwork by Andy Singer, as part of his comic, “No Exit”)

My Commentary: Some major similarities between the fallacious “War on Terror” and “War on Drugs.”

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