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I expected this, but not so soon

August 8th, 2003

Via Keneth Miles (and a string of others, leading back to Bill Maher), this report says that anti-terrorism laws are already being used in ordinary criminal cases, with the theory that “drugs are chemical weapons” being used to indict someone accused of making methamphetamines on a charge of “manufacturing a nuclear or chemical weapon”.

The accused, facing 10 years to life, should count himself lucky. He could have been seized as an enemy combatant, held incommunicado and executed by a military tribunal. Of course, if this had happened, the Administration would not have had to tell anybody about it.

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  1. dsquared
    August 8th, 2003 at 17:23 | #1

    If drugs are weapons of mass destruction, shouldn’t we be invading Afghanistan to put the Taliban back in?

  2. August 9th, 2003 at 01:14 | #2

    And perhaps bombing Greenwhich Village?

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