The anguish of the drug war judges: “I don’t give the prosecutors trouble. They know what a joke the drug war is. They also have a lot of ways of ignoring the law to get a result, though they wouldn’t go on the record to say that. They’ve told me that privately … The only people that don’t know what’s up are the policymakers in Washington. The prosecutors are forced to bring us one sad case after another. It’s Kafkaesque. There’s no actual person in the room or the building that I can think of as the enemy.”