Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Something is flourishing in Afghanistan...but it ain't democracy

This would be comical, if it weren't for the fact that Americans keep dying there.....

Today the GAO released "Afghanistan Drug Control: Despite Improved Efforts, Deteriorating Security Threatens Success of U.S. Goals" and let's say it doesn't look good. Here's what has occurred regarding opium production:

Net opium poppy cultivation (hectares);
2002: 74,000;
2003: 80,000;
2004: 131,000;
2005: 104,000;
2006: 165,000.


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