The war in Afganistan may have overtaken the Vietnam War to become America's longest military engagement, but in terms of longevity, cost and futility, nothing can compete with America's "war on drugs."
The fact that the war on drugs is failing has become so obvious that even Foxnews.com, the online portal of the Republican Party's own propaganda channel, said so, at length, in an article published last May:
After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread…
In 1970, hippies were smoking pot and dropping acid. Soldiers were coming home from Vietnam hooked on heroin. Embattled President Richard M. Nixon seized on a new war he thought he could win.