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Reel Number: 250050-01
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1989
TC Begins: 02:00:57
TC Ends: 02:03:24
1989 - President Bush: Speaking w/ William Bennett on drugs, w/ drug bust & evidence. 20Jun89 20Jan89 MCU George H.W. Bush at microphones, SOF: “And when that first cocaine was smuggled in on a ship it may as well have been a deadly bacteria, so much as it hurt the body, the soul of our country. And there is much to be done, and to be said but take my word for it: this scourge will stop!” CU applause; Reagan applauding. 02:01:27 Narration. Wrapped bags of cocaine; sniffer dog walked over packages on conveyor belt. Package of candy fruit broken to show cocaine inside. 02:01:46 Bush, SOF: “We are at war, drugs are a terrifying, insidious enemy. They challenge almost every aspect of American public policy.” William Bennett listening. 02:02:00 Bennett walking across sidewalk, down stairs followed by others. Cameramen. CU. 02:02:14 Bennett at microphones, SOF: “The terrible fact is that among American students drug use is not the exception. It is, in all too many places, the norm. 02:02:32 Bennett at head of table talking to group. 02:02:47 SOF: “This drug business is a serious business; and this government, this administration intends to take it seriously.” 02:02:57 Soldiers running & breaking into small house on drug raid. Police arresting Black man. MS of bricks of marijuana & packages of cocaine. War On Drugs; Raid; Politicians;
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