Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Pubdate: Tuesday, October 6, 1998
Author: Jose Reines


J. Jesus Blancornelas (Commentary, Sept 27) tells us that the emperor has
no clothing. Where are the media and law enforcement on identifying the
U.S. drug cartel leaders? Nowhere. Are we battling a $10-billion war
against a drug army without leaders? Why can we not win? The answer may be
that the drug trade creates corruption at all levels. Such high gross
margins cannot be found in any legal enterprise.

If drugs were legal, we would win the war and be able to regulate them and
reduce demand by the way we have done with cigarettes. You say that they
are more dangerous than cigarettes? Sure, but in the open you can help the
people with addiction propensities.

Jose Reines

Haceinda Heights 
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