Ron Paul Slams 'War on Drugs'

Plus, Maine's caucus outcome could change
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2012 9:02 AM CST
Ron Paul waves after speaking at a high school in Idaho yesterday.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – Ron Paul, on a swing through Western states, showed an enthusiastic Seattle crowd why he is a GOP candidate like no other. He decried the "war on drugs," saying "we are allowed to deal with our eternity and all that we believe in spiritually, and if we're allowed to read any book that we want under freedom of speech, why is it we can't put into our body whatever we want?" the AP reports.

The Texas congressman, who didn't mention his Republican rivals, attacked the war in Afghanistan as "a fake and a fraud" and said US troops should be brought home "as soon as we can get the ships over there." He told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that he believes he has "a very good chance" of winning the state's March 3 caucuses, adding that he may have already won a state: Maine is allowing one final county to vote tomorrow, meaning Romney could potentially have another win canceled. Click for more on the situation in Maine. (Read more Ron Paul stories.)

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