Saturday, August 04, 2007

Another Prohibition Success Story

Afghanistan | Under fire |

Continuing news of Prohibition success:
And the Taliban has funds. The UN will soon announce that this year’s opium crop in Afghanistan, in which the militants have a stake, pipped last year’s record crop. That amounted to 6,100 tonnes, about 92% of the world’s total. Despite around to $1 billion devoted to the task, America and its European allies have come up with no effective way to reduce the blight.
Well, if $1 billion hasn't been enough, how about $2 billion, or $3 billion? That ought to do the trick, don't you think? After all, consider how well the Strategy of More Billions has worked throughout Latin America.

1 comment:

jj mollo said...

Seems to me that it doesn't count as a "war" until they spend at least 50B a year. They'd better get to work.