Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
Gen. Tommy Franks, Nov/Dec 03
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As a regular reader of Cigar Aficionado over quite a few years, I am constantly wondering about American politicians. They allow Americans to fight wars for liberation and freedom all over the world (thank you for that), but they won't allow the same Americans the freedom to light up a cigar at home—in peace. What's the idea?
For most of my 59 years, I have had the American way of life and freedom as a kind of ideal contrary to Denmark's narrow laws, except in tobacco matters (where we only have a law against advertising). I just don't understand how things could go that wrong in a country with the ideals of freedom that America has. They are ideals that most of the world is jealous about.