"Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did." President Nixon declared drug abuse, “public enemy number one” in 1971.
The shocking story behind Richard Nixon’s ‘War on Drugs’ that targeted blacks and anti-war activists
These are only a select few examples of how the American people and the world have been lied to about the War on Drugs. The quotes were derived from a larger quote by John Daniel Ehrlichman, who was counsel and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs under President Richard Nixon between 1969-1973.