Pubdate: Mon, 09 Sep 2002
Source: Blade, The (Toledo, OH)
Copyright: 2002 The Blade
Author: Jim White
Bookmark: (Terrorism)


Now that the DEA has determined that some illegal drug profits are being 
diverted to terrorists, the first thing our government should do is stop 
the flow of illegal drugs by allowing the production right here in the 
United States and controlling the distribution of those drugs so that 
terrorists are denied any funding.

It is clear to anyone with an IQ greater than 10 that stopping drug use 
isn't going to happen anytime soon, so the only other way to stop the flow 
of money to terrorists is to control the black market in drugs, not 
dissimilar to the way we took control of alcohol when that particular brand 
of gangster terrorism was rampant.

I guess it's a matter of priority, which is more important. We have an 
opportunity to reduce the harm associated with drug use by legalizing, 
regulating, and controlling drugs, and de-funding terrorists at the same 
time, or we can keep trying to wage a war on drugs and terrorism. Though 
the decision ought to be left to people who aren't as nescient as the DEA.

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