Colombia’s former president, Cesar Gaviria, has criticized President Rodrigo Duterte anew for his bloody strategy to fixing the issue on unlawful drugs.
From writing an opinion piece for the New York Times, Gaviria has turned to TIME Magazine to emphasize his level that Duterte’s battle on drugs is certain to fail.
In his writeup for Duterte as a part of TIME’s listing of 100 Most Influential People for 2017, Gaviria stated Duterte’s technique “is as ill advised as his grasp of history.”
Gaviria, who dominated Colombia from 1990 to 1994, made the comment after quoting Duterte’s assertion that he could be “happy to slaughter” three million drug addicts like Adolf Hitler.
The former Colombian president stated greater than half of Hitler’s 11 million victims had been Jews.
During his time period, Gaviria recalled being “seduced” to waging a battle on drugs. Later, he discovered that it was “unwinnable” regardless of spending billions for apprehending drug addicts.
“The cure was infinitely worse than the disease,” he stated.
Instead of waging a bloody battle towards drugs, Gaviria stated Duterte ought to deal with drugs as a well being, human rights and growth problem.
“He could prosecute the most violent criminals and provide treatment for users than condemn them to prison, or worse,” he stated.
“There will always be drugs in the Philippines, whether the President likes it or not,” Gaviria added.