Pubdate: Mon, 14 Jan 2002
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX)
Copyright: 2002 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Author: Mike Plylar


Isn't it a little disingenuous to blame Mexico for lax security at the 
border? There's no evidence to suggest that any of the terrorists who 
struck our cities on Sept. 11, ever crossed our borders, north or south.

As I recall, they lived, trained and moved right here among us for years 
while we had our law enforcement officers focused on illegal pills, powders 
and plants that had absolutely nothing do with the attacks on our fellow 

Does anyone truly believe that somehow we've emerged unscathed after almost 
a century of drug prohibition which generates black market profits the 
likes of which the world has never seen, when, comparatively speaking, 
bootleggers' illegal proceeds were a mere pittance by today's illegal drug 
market's standards? Who are we kidding?

Mike Plylar

(Kremmling, Colo.)
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