Pubdate: Tue, 17 Sep 2002
Source: Times-Union (IN)
Copyright: 2002 Times-Union
Author: Daniel Stevens
Bookmark: (Terrorism)


Editor, Times-Union:

The "War on Drugs" is a war on ourselves.

The most shocking example was Washington's decision in May 2001 to 
financially reward Afghanistan's infamous Taliban government for its edict 
ordering a half to the cultivation of opium poppies.

Although the $43 million given to the Taliban might seem like a small 
amount, the equivalent financial impact on the U.S. economy would be an 
infusion of $215 billion. In other words, $43 million was very serious 
money to Afghanistan's Taliban rulers.

In May 2001, your elected officials gave your tax money to the Taliban. In 
September 2001 the Taliban gave it back.

The War on Drugs boosts the price of illegal drugs by as much as 17,000 
percent, funneling huge profits to terrorist organizations. If you support 
the War on Drugs or vote for the politicians who wage it, you're helping 
support terrorism. Get the facts at

Daniel Stevens, Libertarian Candidate, Indiana House District 18
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