Pubdate: Wed, 06 Feb 2002
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Copyright: 2002 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Author: Ari Elias-Bachrach


Many people took note of the Super Bowl commercials that claimed drug users 
were funding terrorists. While it is technically true that much drug 
smuggling is done by terrorist groups, the accusation that drug users are 
funding terrorism makes as much sense as accusing alcoholics of supporting 
Al Capone during the prohibition period of the 1920s.

It is the prohibitionist policies, and not the users, that have allowed 
terrorists and other criminals to profit immensely from the black market 
drug trade.

Ari Elias-Bachrach, President, Washington University Students for Sensible 
Drug Policy
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