Pubdate: Sun, 07 Oct 2001
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
Copyright: 2001 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Author: Dave Michon


It is outrageous and shameful the way the proprietors of the drug war 
are popping their heads back up in the media following the horrors of 
Sept. 11 ("There's urban terrorists too," Sept. 30).

For a long time now, their drug war has been steadily exposed for the 
bastion of ignorance and prejudice that it is, but these careerists 
of misplaced police authority and entrepreneurs of ignorance are not 
going to let that stop them. They have a good thing going. Huge 
budgets, seized sports cars and playing at James Bond is a hard habit 
to break.

Using the 6,000 deaths in New York and Washington, D.C., however, is 
shameless and betrays a huge defect in the morality of these 
self-appointed guardians of our morality.

The drug war is wrong for a myriad of reasons we all understand. That 
the terrorists have used its black markets as a source of funds is 
another reason against the drug war, not a salvation for it.

Dave Michon
Eau Claire
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