John Walters is our nations drug czar. He views marijuana use as a lapse in moral character. He's fought medical marijuana tooth and nail since his appointment. He's another Bushite fundamentalist trying to remake our country to an evangelical blueprint. No he is calling people who grow marijuana terrorists.
The nation's top anti-drug official said people need to overcome their "reefer blindness" and see that illicit marijuana gardens are a terrorist threat to the public's health and safety, as well as to the environment.
John P. Walters, President Bush's drug czar, said the people who plant and tend the gardens are terrorists who wouldn't hesitate to help other terrorists get into the country with the aim of causing mass casualties. Walters made the comments at a Thursday press conference that provided an update on the "Operation Alesia" marijuana-eradication effort.
Of course, he offers no evidence for these assertions. Instead of fighting terror, it looks like a long summer of beating the hell out of a straw man. I'm starting to sense a pattern here. Go after Osama bin laden by attacking Iraq, redefine torture to exclude waterboarding, stop terrorists from entering the country by rounding up hard working Mexicans, and fighting the war on terror by going after Dr. Green Thumb.
Walters, whose official title is director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said too many people write off marijuana as harmless. "We have kind of a reefer blindness,' " he said.
We don't have reefer blindness. We understand that marijuana use is a social issue and should not be lumped into the same category as international terrorist. Legalize it! Why waste money on the useless effort to stamp out growers? It's funny really. The effort to stamp out growers is akin to "the surge" in Iraq. The targets adapt and move on. How dumb is that?