Pubdate: Tue, 12 Feb 2002
Source: Kansas City Star (MO)
Copyright: 2002 The Kansas City Star
Author: Ari Elias-Bachrach


Many people took note of the Super Bowl commercials, which claimed
that drug users were funding terrorists. While it is technically true
that much drug smuggling is done by terrorist groups, the accusation
that drug users are funding terrorism makes as much sense as accusing
alcoholics of supporting Al Capone during Prohibition. It is the
prohibitionist policies, and not the users, that have allowed
terrorists and other criminals to profit immensely from the black
market drug trade.

Ari Elias-Bachrach

President, Washington University Students for Sensible Drug

St. Louis
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