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Barry McCaffrey

McCaffrey in 1994
Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
In office
February 29, 1996 â€“ January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Lee Brown
Succeeded by Ed Jurith (Acting)
Personal details
Born Barry Richard McCaffrey
(1942-11-17) November 17, 1942 (age 74)
Taunton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater United States Military Academy
American University
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1964–1996
Rank General
Commands 24th Infantry Division
U.S. Southern Command

So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors.
Barry McCaffrey
I'm a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does.
Barry McCaffrey
The United States and Mexico are trapped – economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime – in the same continent.
Barry McCaffrey
We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason.
Barry McCaffrey
What happened? The Country got sick of it and said, Enough is enough. And all over the Country we saw springing up community organizations determined to do something about this terrible menace of drugs.
Barry McCaffrey
Colombia is in a risky position. They've got a peace process that's going nowhere, and a drug production problem that's skyrocketing.
Barry McCaffrey
Thank God we're going to try to continue and effectively defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol, with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard, with the Armed Forces.
Barry McCaffrey
If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children.
Barry McCaffrey