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Cronkite denounces the war on drugs.

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"Walter Cronkite, 87, former CBS Evening News anchorman, and the man once named the most trusted figure in American public life, has denounced the US drug war."

"His critical August article, titled War on Drugs Has Been Disaster, was published in his column distributed to dozens of US newspapers through King Features Syndicate. In it, Cronkite calls drug war reform 'long-overdue," and makes the point that many US citizens are victimized by the drug war's "costly and inhumane dimensions.'"

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