Friday, November 19, 2004

War on Drugs Actually A War

According to CNN, a recent U.N. report on Afghanistan shows that it's now responsible for 87% of the world's opium production, and called for the U.S. and NATO to get more involved. The U.S., however, has been unwilling to commit troops to fighting the drug producers, who, by the way, directly finance terrorist operations.


The U.S. is looking at changing its ways:

U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde, chairman of the House International Relations Committee, recommended the creation of "counternarcotics battalions."

The Illinois Republican also said the United States and Europe should encourage Afghan economic development to stabilize the country by embracing "an Afghan trade preference" that would give Afghan products easy access to the U.S. and European markets.

Presumably these "Afghan products" do not include the opium.

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