Poppy fields don’t need eradicating…but something does…

There’s some good news in Afghanistan. The opium poppy production was halved last year. This was because of a crop disease…NOTHING to do with what the troops were doing. I’ve always thought the American obsession with eradicating poppy crops was pointless. Why deny┬áthe locals with their best chance of beating starvation? It’s one war that … [Read the full story]