Sen. Orrin Hatch must have his wires crossed. He blames President Clinton for not doing anything toward solving the U.S. drug problem. Shouldn't he be pointing his finger toward himself? After all, he helped defeat the tobacco bill in Congress for fear it could bankrupt the poor, sinful industry. How sad.

Tobacco is considered to be a drug. Therefore, the tobacco industry is the largest drug dealer of all. So it is our own senior senator who is the biggest obstacle, not the president, standing in the way of reducing the drug problem. How well the tobacco companies must be padding his pockets for Hatch to be rooting for them. Sweep in front of your own door first, Mr. Senator, before pointing your finger at others.Blanche Petersen

South Salt Lake