Pubdate: Wed, 30 Jan 2002
Source: Chicago Tribune (IL)
Copyright: 2002 Chicago Tribune Company
Author: Keith Wilson
Bookmark: (Terrorism)


Although I normally disagree with Salim Muwakkil's viewpoints, I do agree 
with this one.

His column ("Drug warriors: U.S's internal Taliban," Commentary, Jan. 28) 
was very thoughtful, accurate and brave. It is a shame that he chose to 
politicize the whole issue by calling it "The Bush administration's war on 

This country's "jihad-like" war on drugs had been going on long before Bush 
became president. I agree that the war on drugs is counterproductive and 
ruins the lives of many good people, but let's not just pin this on the 
Republicans. Both parties have people who are up to date on the research, 
but neither side is brave enough to fix it. They are too afraid of being 
called soft on crime.

Keith Wilson, Highland Park
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