why not just buy up the poppy harvest? an afgan version of set aside. ok we'd be buying or subsidising an esentially useless thing but we already do it with sugarbeet and rapeseed oil in this country? got to be a better deal for the local farmers and cheaper than trying to stop the flowof heroin into this country. the eu could aford to could probably get iran to chip into they have amassive problem aswell. and it would cut the rug out from under the taliban and war lords. or am Iobviously missing something?