Protected Under Plausible Deniability Clause of 2011
Name: General Barry McCaffrey
Notes: MSNBC Commentator
The Drug Czar (Director of ONDCP) under Bill Clinton took the war on Hemp to new lows such as paying for embedded anti-drug messages in television shows, i.e. getting script writers to change their work to earn pay-offs. The Government Accountability Office found that the ONDCP had violated domestic propaganda and publicity prohibitions by preparing prepackaged news stories that did not disclose to television viewers that the government had produced them and had illegally spent appropriations to develop, produce and distribute the covert propaganda.
He allegedly commanded his infantry unit to fire on retreating Iraqis after a ceasefire had been negotiated, but this is debated and unproven- and irrelevant to the hemp discussion. He has harshly criticized American treatment of detainees during the War on Terror, however his brutal policies definitely caused suffering within the drug war.
Loud cheers greeted a surprise announcement that McCaffrey was resigning his position as Drug Czar, effective January 6, 2001.
Motivation for helping outlaw Hemp:
Wound up tight by excessive military training/careering and then as 'Czar' possibly driven by powerful industry lobbyists such as the prison industry.