Pubdate: Thu, 20 Jul 2000
Source: The Star (IL)
Copyright: 2000 The Sun-Times Co.
Contact:  6901 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, IL 60477
Fax: (708) 802-8088
Author: James E. Gierach


In apropos fashion, China celebrated UN Drug War Day recently by killing a 
dozen captured drug dealers, drug farmers and methamphetamine manufacturers.

After all, drug war is still war even if all the casualties are civilian.

Chinese authorities also celebrated Drug War Day by torching a collection 
of confiscated illicit drugs. Ironically, by burning the drugs under their 
control, authorities surrendered exclusive control of illicit drugs back to 
the illicit dealers.

Why should government give aid and comfort to the enemy by protecting the 
illicit drug distribution monopoly?

Such is the nature of drug war, "Microsoft government" where the public is 
harmed as the government aims to help.

James E. Gierach, Oak Lawn
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