John Ashcroft is probably taking notes. Reuters reports: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra renewed his war on drugs Monday despite widespread criticism of last year's campaign, in which 2,000 people were killed. Thaksin, who declared victory after a 10-month campaign in December, said the new 90-day crackdown would target relapsed addicts, small-scale peddlers in Bangkok and other major cities, and wholesale traffickers along the border. "This operation is re-launched not because drugs are rampant again, but it is launched when enemies are retreating," Thaksin told 300 drugs suppression officials. "We must reinforce our attacks before they can recover and I am confident we will be able to contain them," he said. Despite the government's self-proclaimed success last year, critics say the war did not make a significant dent in demand, particularly among young Thais.