Pubdate: Fri, 08 Feb 2002
Source: Student Life (MO Edu)
Copyright: 2002 Student Life
Author: Ari Elias-Bachrach


To the Editor:

Many people took note of the Super Bowl commercials that claimed drug
users were funding terrorists. While it is technically true that much
drugsmuggling 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, not the users, that have allowed
terrorists and other criminals to profit immensely from the
black-market drug trade.

Ari Elias-Bachrach, Arts and Sciences Class of 2003; President, Washington 
University Students for Sensible Drug Policy
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