One of the unintended consequences of eliminating the Taliban from control of Afghanistan is the huge increase in heroin production. The dictatorial Taliban maintained strict control over the nation and refused to sanction drugs. At present, about 92% of the world’s heroin comes from Afghan fields since the current government is unable to provide farmers decent prices for their goods. Poor people usually don’t have many options and most Afghan farmers have opted for heroin.
Canadian police feel overwhelmed as Afghan heroin hits their streets. Way back when Bush decided to avoid completing the job of destroying the Taliban, he also gave up a chance to build a stable Afghan economy in which farmers would have incentives to switch from drugs to foods. Bush the decider became Bush the greatest gift to drug production in the world.