Afghan Opium Crop at Record High
Antonio Maria Costa, the executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes Policy, which issued the report, called the new figures “terrifying.”
. . . “The longer we let this cancer spread the deeper its going to get into the economic system,” Mr. Costa said. “And the more difficult it’s going to be to cut it out.”
The longer we let you spout off about the only cash crop Afghanistan has, Mr. Costa, the longer we will avoid reality.
American drug policy and the elevated prices that policy supports is destroying nations. Without exception, those are poor nations and without exception the farmers of those countries are paying the price, while the politicians prosper.
The United States cannot rationally continue to punish the poor nations of the world for what is, almost exclusively, an American drug habit and market.
Mr. Costa is part of the problem and his (and our) phony solution is impoverishing already broken national economies.