AP IMPACT: US drug war has met none of its goalsWell, I suppose it IS a surprise that this is considered "news"!
By MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press Writer
13 May 2010
MEXICO CITY – After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
Meanwhile, from my USMC bud in Afghanistan...
First, a news item
Mysterious Blight Destroys Afghan Poppy HarvestThen his wry comment:
May 12, 2010
Up to one-third of Afghanistan’s poppy harvest this spring has been destroyed by a mysterious disease, according to estimates revealed Wednesday by United Nations officials, potentially complicating the American and NATO military offensives this summer in the country’s opium-producing heartland.
I wonder if 10 months from now the Marines will be applying fungicide to help save the poppy crop…Ah, yes! ... and this is the supposed "good" war!