Pubdate: Mon, 02 Dec 2002
Source: Huntsville Times (AL)
Copyright: 2002 The Huntsville Times
Author: Keith Holaway


The current administration propagated the message that drug users helped 
fund terrorists from the Middle East whenever they purchased drugs. That 
may be true and most people didn't disagree with the message because drug 
use is a bad thing. Connecting what happened on Sept. 11 with drug use has 
a way to promote the war on drugs.

If the current administration were really concerned about sending a message 
addressing the source of funding for terrorists from the Middle East, a 
more appropriate one would have been that America's oil lust provides more 
funds for the terrorists from the Middle East than anything.

That message is hard to swallow for most Americans. Most law-abiding 
Americans want to do what they want when they want without thinking about 
the consequences of their actions. The truth hurts sometimes. Hurt as it 
may, the truth is oil funds the terrorists much more than drugs. Not only 
does the oil fund them, the constant thirst requires meddling in Middle 
Eastern affairs causing agitation and resentment.

Now is the time to move away from oil and find more intelligent environment 
friendly renewable energy sources.

Keith Holaway

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