Pubdate: Wed, 27 Feb 2002
Source: Chicago Tribune (IL)
Copyright: 2002 Chicago Tribune Company
Author: Peter Guither


Bloomington, Ill. -- I expected better from Dawn Turner Trice. She
seems to have bought the latest government propaganda on the war on
drugs hook, line and sinker.

She seems to think that $19.2 billion of our money is fine to spend if
it prevents "even a handful of youngsters from going down the road to
addiction," while failing to understand the economic reality that our
drug war policies make drug trafficking profitable and cause the
addiction of thousands.

The only answer is to demand truly new solutions, not the same tired
story, dressed up for the media.

Peter Guither
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