Interesting. The ONDCP says it is legally obligated to dispense lies and propaganda in order to further the war on drugs.
Finally, apart from considerations of whether any particular law has been violated, you have asked whether the Deputy Director’s letter disseminated misleading information in connection with statements relating to the debate over legalization of marijuana. Clearly, the Deputy Director’s statements reflect one perspective regarding marijuana-a perspective that is disputed by others with different viewpoints. However, ONDCP is specifically charged with the responsibility for “taking such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt to legalize the use” of certain controlled substances such as marijuana /11/ -a responsibility which logically could include the making of advocacy statements in opposition to legalization efforts. /12/ The Deputy Director’s statements about marijuana are thus within the statutory role assigned to ONDCP. Given this role, we do not see a need to examine the accuracy of the Deputy Director’s individual statements in detail. /13/
The ONDCP attempts to frame their response as “differing viewpoints,” but if you consider the charge they are responding to, it is clear that it considers disseminating misleading information as “within the statutory role assigned to ONDCP.”
For example, the Director made obviously false and misleading statements in his letter, but the ONDCP “does not see a need to examine the accuracy” of the letter; thereby, evading the responsibility of determining if anything was false or misleading in the first place.
The ONDCP clearly asserts in the letter that it has a mandate to engage in false propaganda. The ONDCP doesn’t just say that the can engage in propaganda, but that they have a mandate to engage in propaganda.
Stalin would be proud.
And in yet another shocking development, George Soros actually does something good for humanity: