Kerlikowske to Head ONDCP, But Will Not Serve in Obama Cabinet

Source Jointogether News Feature, 3/11/09

Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske has been officially announced as President Barack Obama’s “drug czar” by the White House, but unlike his recent predecessors, he will not serve as a member of the president’s Cabinet.

“With escalating violence along our Southwest border and far too many suffering from the disease of addiction here at home, never has it been more important to have a national drug control strategy guided by sound principles of public safety and public health,” said Obama in a March 11 press release. “We must demonstrate to our international partners, the criminal organizations threatening to undermine stability and the rule of law in those nations, and the American people, that we take seriously our responsibility to reduce drug use in the United States. Gil Kerlikowske has the expertise, the experience, and the sound judgment to lead our national efforts against drug trafficking and use, and he will make an excellent addition to my administration.”

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