posted on May, 22 2005 @ 12:12 AM
The New York Times cited a cable sent on 13 May from the US embassy in Kabul to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The cable said Mr Karzai - who has left for talks in the US - "has been unwilling to assert strong leadership" to curtail Afghanistan's heroin
Mr Karzai, meanwhile, has said he wants US concessions on key security issues.
Mr Karzai - who is due to meet President George W Bush on Monday - said on Saturday he would request the handover of all Afghan detainees in the US
custody and also control over US military operations in Afghanistan
There is no ease solution to the Afgan opium problem wide spread spraying failed in the recently abandon war on drugs. Econmics will always rule
over law and poverty at this stage there is no incentive for farmers to grow anything but opium.
I think the only way opium prouduction will be stopped is when basic infrastructure is in place allowing the Afgan econmy to function. Assuming the
sercuity situations improves the Afgan econmy will move away from agriculture moving towards manufacturing and natuarl resouces.