Pubdate: Sun, 13 Jan 2008
Source: Wales on Sunday (UK)
Copyright: 2008 Trinity Mirror Plc
Author: Howard J. Wooldridge
Note: Headline created by MAP editor


AS a police officer in the US who has worked the trenches of the drug 
war, I can attest to the absolute futility of making a dent in drug 
supply or availability.

Today, I know that the UK's sworn enemy Al qaeda makes two billion 
pounds per year, which they use to fund operations such as 7/7.

Too many thousands of police officers in the UK are not investigating 
leads on terrorists, rather they are out breaking into a house with a 
cannabis growing operation.

In the century of 9/11 and 7/7 this is fence-post stupid.

You claim that the situation would become worse post-prohibition.

What research have you read?

The Swiss have dramatically reduced crime, death, disease and heroin 
use using a legal heroin distribution approach.

HOWARD J. WOOLDRIDGE Frederick, Maryland, USA
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