Pubdate: Wed, 09 Dec 1998 Date: 09/12/1998 Source: Los Angeles Times (CA) Author: Kevin Lee Smith Note: Headline by MAP * With all due respect to McCaffrey and his attempts to eradicate illegal drug use in this country, I cannot agree with his assessment that professional sports must take the lead in fighting this war. Too bad our youth cannot look to the president for such guidance. Rather than demand it of our elected officials, McCaffrey seeks to impute this responsibility to professional athletes. What a bunch of baloney! The war on drugs must be fought from the top on down. I can hardly wait until the next presidential election in 2000. Kevin Lee Smith San Pedro Copyright 1998 Los Angeles Times.