Oct 25, 1994

Professor has a tough question for President | THE TUFTS DAILY | October 25, 1994

 To the Editor: 

I won‘t be attending former president Bush‘s talk, but I hope someone will ask him the following: 

In March 1988, you stated, ‘"I will never bargain with drug dealers on US or foreign soil. How then do you -- who granted fewer pardons and commutations than any other president this century (even counting your 11th hour pardons of former Defense Sec retary Casper Weinberger and the other Iran-Contra defendants) explain the execu tive clemency you granted the Pakistani Aslam P. Adam just two days before you packed your bags and left the White House? After all, although Mr. Adam had served only eight of the 55 years he was sentenced to for heroin trafficking. He would have been eligible for parole in 1995. Why have you refused to answer questions about this case?