War on Drugs Documentary: In 'Breaking the Taboo,' Bill Clinton Says We Failed


Breaking the Taboo, the new Sam Branson documentary, about the failed global war on drugs premiered last Thursday at the New York's Google headquarters, according to Politico

Former President Bill Clinton appears on it, saying that his administration’s attempts to limit drug trafficking from Colombia “hasn’t worked.” He joins former President Jimmy Carter in claiming that that the global war on drugs is "a failure."

“What I tried to do was to focus on every aspect of the problem. I tried to empower the Colombians for example to do more militarily and police-wise because I thought that they had to. Thirty percent of their country was in the hands of the narcotraffickers,” Clinton says in the film documentary.

The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, says, “the U.S. spent billions of dollars funding military operations in Colombia to cut of cocaine coming into America." To which Clinton responds, "if the expected results was that we would eliminate serious drug use in America and eliminate the narcotrafficking networks — it hasn’t worked.”

Read more on Politico. 

Watch the trailer below, and the full documentary here.