Your tax dollars at work

Okay, with an imminent war in Iraq and an ongoing threat of terrorism, what’s the best use of limited Justice Department resources right now?

Apparently John Ashcroft believes it is the pursuit of bongs.

Attorney General John Ashcroft and U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan of the Western District of Pennsylvania today announced the indictment of 27 individuals on charges of trafficking in illegal drug paraphernalia. The charges, contained in 17 separate indictments, are the culmination of a nationwide investigation code-named “Operation Pipe Dreams,” and include 10 indictments against national distributors of drug paraphernalia and seven indictments involving businesses located in Western Pennsylvania.

Yeah, that’s worth the effort. I swear, this administration gets stupider by the minute.