John Ashcroft reportedly sees these indictments as evidence of the “toxic combination” of drugs and terrorism. Perhaps, but an even more poisonous combination comes from the wildly profitable market for illegal drugs created by our narcotics laws and the money-making opportunities that it offers terrorists always looking for new sources of funds.
Story via Instapundit, who notes that this is a reason “to get rid of the war on drugs”. He’s right. Uncle Sam’s drug warriors have trashed thousands of lives and squandered billions of dollars in their pointless and self-defeating crusade. They are also now, it is clear, a growing menace to national security. It’s long past time to say no to them.