Pubdate: Sun, 02 Mar 2003
Source: Chicago Tribune (IL)
Copyright: 2003 Chicago Tribune Company
Author: Kendall M. Cox


Shorewood -- This is regarding "U.S. hauls in dealers of bongs, roach 
clips; Operation Pipe Dreams hits Net sellers" (Page 1, Feb. 25). Travelers 
leaving from O'Hare International Airport will surely rest easier in the 
wake of these arrests, secure in the knowledge that no terrorist plans to 
detonate a bong at 20,000 feet.

Can the feds actually name someone who will smoke less marijuana because of 
these arrests? If anything, more people will improvise homemade 
paraphernalia, perhaps using unsafe materials, such as aluminum or PVC piping.

What a ridiculous example of the federal government's misplaced priorities.

Meanwhile, I sit here with duct tape and plastic sheeting awaiting a 
terrorist attack our government seems to feel is inevitable.

And perhaps it is -- as long as our priorities are this backward, 
terrorists will continue to have grievances as well as opportunities to 
voice them.
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