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June 18, 2004

OPPOSITION TO THE WAR ON DRUGS from the right continues to grow. The latest manifestation is Joel Miller's book, Bad Trip: How the War Against Drugs Is Destroying America. I had hoped that the war on terror would bring a bit more focus, but so far it hasn't.

The response, of course, is that terrorists often make money via the drug trade. But they do that because it's illegal. At the very least, legalizing soft drugs like marijuana would concentrate resources. That nobody is thinking about that speaks poorly for the Administration -- and for the political establishment in general, since the Democrats haven't been any better.