Afghanistan Sets Record Drug Production

The province of Helmand currently under supervision of British troops has set the record for the largest amount of drugs produced in a single geographic area. Last year’s crop set a record but this year’s is already up 48% over last year. It is estimated Helmand has more land set aside for raising illegal drugs than any other area in the world,

We tend to forget a reason cited by Bush and Blair for invading Afghanistan was the large drug trade emanating from that region. We invaded a nation to halt drugs and now the nation that we conquered is setting records for drug production. The Taliban uses drugs to finance their war against coalition forces. Perhaps, after defeating the Taliban great energy had been placed upon offering farmers other crops to raise we might be avoiding current drug problems