Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Afghan Crop Currency

The U.S. sent agents to help shut down Afghanistan's opium industry--the business that funds Taliban operations and provides the world's major opium supply. But how can the U.S. win this war?
Click here to see a video on Newsy about what the U.S. is doing in Afghanistan, and the challenges we face if we eradicate their opium crops. It's a Catch 22 if I ever saw one.

1 comment:

Tom Holloway said...

You're right! A definit catch 22! What's the answer? Any opinions?

I'm sure there are alternate drugs, chemicals, etc that could be utilized if the poppy fields were destroyed. But if the desire for them is there I am sure the product will find it's way back into the market no matter what is done. Like they say,"Money talks, bullshit walks".

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