Pubdate: Thu, 14 Sep 2000
Date: 09/14/2000
Source: Wichita Eagle (KS)
Author: Joe R. Gingrich

The editorial "Wasted?" was excellent and should have been on Page

In addition to the $1.3 billion in additional arms for the notorious,
disreputable Colombian army, so that it can slaughter more peasants
striving for a decent way of life, our brilliant drug czar wants to
try a new herbicide to destroy not only those drug-producing plants
but everything else in the area. This new herbicide has not been
tested as to its environmental impact or its effect on humans.

When will we stop blaming other countries for our own failings and
frustrations? Our drug problem rests here in the United States and
must be solved in the United States, not by declaring war on a small
group of peasants who are fighting their own government for some basic
human rights.

Joe R. Gingrich,