The figures are in. Last year was the best opium period in history. Oh, that crop was from Afghanistan. You know, the land that Americans have been fighting in for over a decade. Of course, the Taliban are all for abundant poppy fields, since they collect a tax on each farmers crop. Unlike Americans, the Taliban has enough common sense to allow farmers to grow poppy since that makes farmers happy, and prosperous, and the Taliban rather wealthy. Instead of a program that enriches the Taliban and makes farmers like the Taliban, how about?
1. Have the US government purchase the entire poppy crop.
2. Have the US government sell this crop to hospitals.
3. Or, sell some poppy in states that allow drugs.
4. Burn the entire crop.
Just have a policy that helps Afghan farmers and hurts the Taliban!!