Joe Biden’s Early Drug War Plan: Governors With Flamethrowers Incinerating Marijuana

Joe Biden’s Early Drug War Plan: Governors With Flamethrowers Incinerating Marijuana

Before he was a vice president, Joe Biden was a “tough on crime” senator on a mission to end the “scourge” of drugs. Part of that mission, he said in 1989, could involve governors armed with flamethrowers, incinerating illicit marijuana grows along the mountainsides of their states. At least, that’s what he predicted would happen by 1995, as the domestic production of cannabis became competitive with international trafficking. Biden made the comments at a U.S. Conference of Mayors event, where he was pressed on the limitations on the use of military resources to combat drug crimes. A Los Angeles-area mayor complained to the then-senator that the Drug Enforcement Administration is able to identify planes suspected of carrying drugs but the military doesn’t intervene and force the plane down. He said the government doesn’t just need a drug czar—a Cabinet-level position that Biden helped create—but also needs a “supreme allied commander that is going to help construct a battle plan and who is going to give the marching orders.” If not, the mayor joked, federal dollars should go toward contracting the British Navy to lay siege to the Capitol, burn it down and start building the government all over again. Biden…

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