Afghanistan: UK to be left holding the baby?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by AndyPipkin, Jul 27, 2005.

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  1. Whilst the situation in Iraq may appear worse than Afghanistan at the moment, I think the US realises that, in the long run, Iraq is the better prospect. After all, Iraq has lots of oil, whilst the only natural resource Afghanistan has is opium. Try to stop the opium and support for the Taliban increases, do nothing and you're complicit in the drug trade - Catch 22:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1536598,00.html
     
  2. You could always legalise heroin... if the Afghans tax production and our govt taxes sale there could even be a profit to be made :twisted:.