Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Afghan opium production 'soars'

"Opium production in Afghanistan is soaring out of control, the annual UN report on illegal drugs says.

The World Drug Report says more than 90% of illegal opium, which is used to make heroin, comes from Afghanistan."

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghan opium production 'soars'

Another ruinous metric of this failed war. Which war? The "war" on drugs? The war against "terrorists?" The war against those who let terrorists in their country (Taliban)? Take your pick.

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