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Former Florida Gov. Robert Martinez was sworn in Thursday at the White House as director of national drug control policy as President Bush said America is making "important new progress" in the war against drugs.

Martinez said the anti-drug campaign must be a national strategy including all levels of government."Like the president indicated, we have made tremendous gains over the last several years but there still is a rather large population that we still have to deal with," Martinez said.

"And we mustn't forget that there's a constant renewal of our population, that the young people must forever be educated."

He was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in a Rose Garden ceremony. Martinez was defeated for re-election last year by former Democratic Sen. Lawton Chiles.