Pubdate: Wed, 12 Mar 2008
Source: Daily Press (Newport News,VA)
Copyright: 2008 The Daily Press
Author: Kirk Muse


Thanks for publishing Ray Crist's thoughtful letter "End the 
unwinnable war on drugs," March 3. The drug war is a huge bureaucracy 
and industry. Victory is not the goal in the drug war.

Victory in the drug war would mean that the bureaucracy and industry 
are out of business. The notorious gangster Al Capone made most of 
his illegal money from alcohol prohibition. Capone had hundreds of 
politicians on his payroll. Is it unreasonable to suspect that the 
drug lords are following Capone's business model?

What type of politicians would the drug lords have on their payroll? 
Politicians who urge the status quo of drug prohibition, or 
politicians who suggest that we legalize drugs to put the drug lords 
out of business?

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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