Monday, September 26, 2005

Hey... you could try Capitalism

Where government's and IGO's fail to see a solution a private think tank ( in france
of all places) has a wonderful idea.

turn the opium in Afghanistan to the cause of good, not the cause of evil.

why did they not jump on this cause that would help their farmers, help people in pain, and make the drugs cheaper?
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said the proposal would offer little attraction to opium farmers as they would earn less selling their crop on the legal market than on the black market.

Illegal opium is estimated to be worth more than 100 dollars a kilogramme.

It would also undermine Afghanistan's battle against illegal narcotics, the UN body said.

"The absence of an adequate control system remains the main argument against legalisation of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan," it said in a statement.

"Additionally, the legalisation debate could stir confusion and raise false expectations, which could be particularly detrimental for the development of drug control in Afghanistan at this point in time," it warned.

Can they make more then selling and growing say wheat>?

yeah i thought so.

Here is an idea why not have the drug companies who would buy the poppies help supply the cost of security?

it sure as heck works here.. unfunded mandates and all that

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