BOOMING HEROIN TRADE NOT JUST A BOON FOR AFGHANISTAN
The heroin trade, despite (in part because!) the tens of billions of US taxpayer dollars spent to try to stop it, is clearly not just a boon for Afghanistan. The NY Times, Jan 29. 2006, reports that in Myanmar, too, the "heroin trade is burgeoning."
And everything indicates lots of other producing and trans-shipment countries ain't doing bad either, in Asia, Europe, South America. But do america and its allies in this war on drugs contemplate any change in strategy? Apparently not. An old adage: insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting different results.