Posted by | October 14, 2012 11:26 | Filed under: Top Stories

Brad Pitt executive produced Eugene Jarecki’s “The House I Live in,” a prize-winning film at Sundance about the drug war.

Ahead of a Los Angeles screening, Pitt and Jarecki spoke passionately about the “War on Drugs” which, according to the documentary, has cost more than $1 trillion and accounted for over 45 million arrests since 1971, and which preys largely on poor and minority communities.

“I know people are suffering because of it. I know I’ve lived a very privileged life in comparison and I can’t stand for it,” Pitt told Reuters on Friday, calling the government’s War on Drugs policy a “charade.”

“It’s such bad strategy. It makes no sense. It perpetuates itself. You make a bust, you drive up profit, which makes more people want to get into it,” he added. “To me, there’s no question; we have to rethink this policy and we have to rethink it now.”

Pitt says he can get any drug he wants within 24 hours.

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.