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Saturday, August 12, 2006

DEA Exhibit Links Drugs/Terror

In the Washington Post today was this article about a traveling DEA exhibit:
A photograph of President Bush waving a flag after the Sept. 11 attacks is juxtaposed against a black-and-white image of an African American mother smoking crack cocaine in bed next to her baby....The 2001 attacks are clearly the centerpiece of the exhibit, with a display of rubble and artifacts from Ground Zero under a banner reading "Traffickers, Terrorists and You."
What the exhibit fails to explain is that the reason drugs in the US are linked in any way to terrorists and a bunch of other bad guys like Escobar is because of US government policies. If drugs were sold legally their use would not be financing the underworld. Jihadists are not harvesting peat in Scotland.