Everyday is Memorial Day.
Two steps to end the bloodbath:
(1) Wrap it up in Iraq and head for the exits; &
(2) Legalize heroin so that we don’t just transefer the pain to Afghanistan. I remember the way that those old boys chewed up the Russians and that they paid for it all then (as now) with “narcodollars”.
Legalizing heroin, does not in my opinion solve the issue with why we are in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban and al Queda.
The war on drugs sure as hell is not working, but legalizing heroin is bad idea in my book.
Pamela: Legalizing freedom is seldom, if ever, the worst thing we could do.
But the point here is that the Takiban is a military/political group funded by heroin trafficking. Kill the source of funding and the Taliban would suffer the only blow we can deliver that it can never recover from.
Sometimes our thinking is too linear and compartmentalized for our own good.
I somehow doubt that the junkie trying to stay clean looks at legalizing as freedom. Just a thought.
Whether we make safe stuff available at a dispensary or keep shiping money to the Taliban by the boatload, don’t addicts face the same situation either way.
I don’t know honestly. I just don’t think legalizing that one particularly is the answer.
I would note that Obama mentioned on T.V. this morning the connection between the funding of the Taliban and Opium farming in Afghanistan. He didn’t seem to have an answer either. I hope it’s not going to be the failed notion of eradication because that has backfired since day one. If we legalized, the U.S. government could just buy up the whole crop and knock out the black market distribution system.