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So how's the War on Drugs proceeding in Afghanistan? Barry McCaffrey, former drug czar, trumpets
, "Opium production has been dramatically slashed by 48% just in the past year
.". Oops, actually that's the acreage of opium cultivation; production went down by only 10%
, due to increased yields. In any case, that's so last year
. Instead of the socially detrimental policy
of poppy eradication, wouldn't it be preferable
to allow licensing of poppies
for legitimate medical needs? The Afghan farmers agree
, but some think the idea is flawed
How to get $43 millions dollars from the United States
- Strip all your female citizens of their human rights
- Single out religious minorities (for their "protection")
- Agree to crack down on opium farming without any real monitoring
The War on Drugs finds a new ally
in The Taliban
Fighting the war on drugs... and winning.
In less than a year, without outside assistance, a relatively impoverished country has managed to knock out the world's main source of opium. Who is this progressive regime? Step forward, the Taliban.