Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Just Say NO

I knew that the warlords were ruling large sections of Afghanistan. I knew that people were being shot for carrying voters registration cards. I knew that the opium production had increased.

After reading this, I realize that I knew nothing.
"The Drug Enforcement Administration has reported that opium production in Afghanistan has soared since the end of Taliban rule in 2001, from 74 metric tons in 2001 to 2,965 metric tons last year." -NY Times
That is beyond staggering. That is beyond irresponsible. That is criminal. That is a crime against humanity.

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