Bernard Kouchner a French politician and doctor born on the 1st of November 1939 started his career as a young doctor in a red cross association in Biafra 1968 during the Nigeria civil war, it was due to his experience during that period that inspired him to be committed to preventing humanitarian crisis and that was why he co-founded his organisation ‘medecins sans frontiers. The debate drugs war is based on the issue of drugs. Bernard kouncher ‘We have lost the war on drugs’ [versus debate 2012].
Based on the YouTube video, Bernard kounchner speech shows that the policy on the war on drugs is wrong. We have lost the war on drugs he says it was not effective. Due to the fact that the drugs consumers are more numerous than in the past and for that reason consumption is higher. He later then goes on to say the law has to be reinforced just to force the youths to respect the fact that dealing with drugs is illegal.
Bernard kouchner used Alcohol and tobacco as examples claims the alcohol consumers were not so high at the end of prohibition, but had to enforce mafia and it ended up being a stupid war. War on drugs must be under the control of a state or government, ending the war on drugs does not mean legislation could take place. He also says education is the best way of talking to the public on the effect on drugs to the society.
Bernard Kouchner has the ability to see and comment due to his experience and expertise as a doctor whose vested interest is to tell the truth and save life and also take a neutral position. Bernard Kouchner could therefore be seen as reliable and trustworthy source.