September 15th, 2009
02:30 PM ET
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Juan

    Right...and we are the NUMBER ONE consumer of drugs including cocaine. Let's fix America's affairs first and then offer critique

    September 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    The poppy fields that produce the opium are easy to take care of and are very profitable upon harvest – farmers can make more from this crop than other crops that take more maintenance. There are some people looking for other crop alternatives but so far I don't think one has been found that is as lucrative as the opium/poppies themselves. If the size of the opium addiction is as large as the Afgani government says, what does this say as to whether they will even be capable of self government??

    September 15, 2009 at 7:16 pm |

    How do you break the opium addiction? Does opium in Afghan comes from their poppy fields? Do poppies grow in Afghan thru the year? Some more information please about opium and why are the Afghans so addicted to opium?

    September 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm |