AFGHANISTAN - Opium poppy cultivation hits record-high in Afghanistan [AN]


Opium poppy production covers a record 209,000 hectares in 2013, providing nearly 90 per cent of the world’s supply. The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) calls into question the efficacy of the US$ 7.6 billion counter-narcotics strategy.



Another $7,600,000,000 wasted on the “War on drugs.” Plus lots more spent domestically, as well as so much law enforcement time and lives wasted.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit