COULD THERE BE AN AFGHANI POPPY GROWERS’ LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON?
According to Join Together (30 July), “… the Obama administration is considering paying local farmers to cease planting poppies, the Associated Press reported July 21”. The possible influence of powerful lobbyists is one of the more generous possible explanations. Regardless how many hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars are given to Afghan farmers, can anyone doubt how they will respond when the Taliban make them “an offer they can’t refuse,” offering MORE money with one hand, and holding an AK-47 in the other? Scary! The Join Together story