Monday, August 27, 2007

Heavy with seed

NPR reported on Afghanistan's poppy production figures for 2007, and the Bush administration's efforts to eradicate the crop as part of that failed experiment known as the War on Drugs. Part of the strategy involves trying to convince the poor Afghan farmers to plan alternative crops.

Now, I may be wrong, but opium is a necessary component in all sorts of useful medicines. Why don't we just buy out their entire crop and use it to make the needed pharmaceuticals?

I'm not the first to think of the idea...

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