Pubdate: Thu, 20 Apr 2000
Source: News & Observer (NC)
Copyright: 2000 The News and Observer Publishing Company
Contact:  The People's Forum, P.O. Box 191, Raleigh, N.C. 27602
Fax: (919)829-4872
Author: Byron Ellis


Regarding the April 12 Associated Press article "Colombian president asks 
for help to counter drugs": Doesn't it seem a bit ironic that the U.S. 
government is planning to send $1.6 billion to Colombia to combat drugs 
while other Americans are sending billions more to buy those drugs?

Byron Ellis, Chapel Hill
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