The Drug War that is. It’s not worth the cost or the casualties.
British officials are worried about the consequences of US proposals to eradicate Afghanistan’s opium poppy harvest, which include spraying the crops from the air, a policy it adopted in Colombia. The fear is that tough anti-narcotic measures now would alienate poor farmers who have no alternative livelihood and drive more Afghans into the hands of the Taliban. Such a policy would further endanger British troops, military commanders say. “
Legalize it and allow the addicts to choose whether they want to do. If they choose to keep using then they’ll just die.