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“a Drug War We Can Win”

The AARP is running these ads for the Medicare drug benefit which play off the drug war. After showing footage of drug busts and the like they switch to some oldsters sitting in front of the TV watching drugwar footage. The voiceover explains there’s “another drug war in America” and then the ads close with the tagline about how winning cheaper prescription medicine “is a drug war we can win.”

Is this some veiled attempt to rally younger folks to their cause? It just seems like a pretty tendentious comparison and one that in the abstract isn’t all that helpful to their case.

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