The country where the war and peace SHOULD have been waged completely, is really pumping up the poppy product, and pushing it out to a vein near you. Good to see the export trade really SMOKIN’!
Here’s a fun historical fact: Did you know that we (USA) gave the Taliban $43,000,000 in May of 2001 for a poppy eradication program. Gee, I wonder what they REALLY used the money for????
May 2001: US Gives Taliban Millions
Secretary of State Powell announces that the US is granting $43 million in aid to the Taliban government, purportedly to assist hungry farmers who are starving since the destruction of their opium crop occurred in January on orders of the Taliban. [Los Angeles Times, 5/22/2001] This follows $113 million given by the US in 2000 for humanitarian aid. [US Department of State, 12/11/2001] A Newsday editorial notes that the Taliban “are a decidedly odd choice for an outright gift … Why are we sending these people money—so much that Washington is, in effect, the biggest donor of aid to the Taliban regime?” [Newsday, 5/29/2001]
I’m telling you..we are being governed by the gang that can’t shoot straight….