Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A sensible idea.

The "War on Drugs" continues. Soldiers from rich countries are destroying poppy fields in Afghanistan. TimesOnline article

Meanwhile, the NHS can not get sufficient supplies of diamorphine to stop the agony of terminal cancer sufferers. Diamorphine is heroin, and it can be made from Afghan poppies.

So, instead of destroying these crops, which makes the farmers become terrorists, so that we need to spend more on the "War on Terror", why don't we buy the whole crop, process it and use it in hospices, hospitals, etc?

Come on, fatuous Americans, why won't you let the world work properly, instead of trying to impose your lunatic rule on us all?

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