Pubdate: Sun, 11 Mar 2001
Source: Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News (NY)
Copyright: 2001 St. Lawrence County Newspapers Corp
Address: P.O. Box 409, Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Author:  Gerald M. Sutliff
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To the Editor,

Kudos for you and your newspaper for daring to make available so much 
valuable print space to the many excellent rebuttals to Prosecutor Jerry 
Richards op-ed piece. All the letters were dead on. However, Russell Nelson 
is much too kind when he writes, "An equally ridiculous accusation would be 
to accuse Jerry of profiting from the War on Drugs because his office has 
more employees and higher funding." Ridiculous, I don't think so. As I 
believe it was H.L. Mencken who wrote, "Never argue with a man who's job 
depends on not changing his mind."

$50 billion plus per year being poured into a rat hole, called the Drug War 
with its 51 federal agencies, keeps a lot of people employed.

Gerald M. Sutliff, Emeryville, Calif.
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