Pubdate: Sun, 17 Sep 2000
Source: Santa Barbara News-Press (CA)
Copyright: 2000 Santa Barbara News-Press
Contact:  P.O. Box 1359, Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Author: P. Manning


President Clinton has delivered a $1.3 billion aid package to fight drugs 
in Colombia. The drug flow didn't stop when President George Bush made a 
similar trip 10 years ago.

Colombian leaders say it won't stop this time either, that the drug flow 
from Colombia or elsewhere will persist as long as buyers exist and profit 
can be made, and that answers lie in the United States, not Colombia.

If so, why is this administration giving a billion dollars worth of 
military hardware to a country that doesn't want it, for a purpose that 
won't work?

Why is the administration providing this huge business bonanza to our 
munitions industry?

P. Manning, Santa Barbara
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