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Washington — More than three years after installing a pro-U.S. government, Afghanistan has been unable to contain opium poppy production and is on the verge of becoming a narcotics state, a presidential report said Friday.
The report said the area in Afghanistan devoted to poppy cultivation last year set a record of more than 510,000 acres, more than triple the figure for 2003. Opium poppy is the raw material for heroin.
The Afghan narcotics situation “represents an enormous threat to world stability,” the report said.
The Globe and Mail
Originally posted by curme
Another catastrophic success? Maybe we need to invade again? Our forces are stretched so thin, and led so poorly (by the politicians), that we can't maintain a military success anywhere. We really need to stop throwing our weight around globally, at least for a while, until we get some new leadership
and are able to regroup and make our military a threat again. I'm afraid some country is going to call our bluff, and beat us down if we don't have some kind of competent foreign policy.