Pubdate: Sun, 16 Feb 2003
Source: Halifax Herald (CN NS)
Copyright: 2003 The Halifax Herald Limited
Author: Matthew M. Elrod


Thank you for publishing a New York Times editorial on the Bush 
administration's railroading of Ed Rosenthal ("A mean-spirited war on 
marijuana," The Sunday Herald, Feb. 9). Clearly, American medicinal 
cannabis users are justified in seeking refugee status in Canada.

Last summer, the Bush administration opposed a treaty that would have made 
U.S. soldiers and mercenaries fighting drugs in South America subject to 
international human rights law. Why? Because "U.S. soldiers and other 
citizens could be subjected to politically motivated prosecutions abroad."

The hypocrisy of the U.S.-led "war on drugs" has become so bald, the lie so 
big, you practically have to be outside the U.S. to take it all in.

Matthew M. Elrod, Victoria, B.C.
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