A Modest Proposal

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 09/20/2006 12:00 am EDT

Most people in Afghanistan are farmers. If Hamid Karzai's Western-backed government in Kabul is to survive, it must have their support. So not destroying their main cash crop should be an obvious priority for Karzai's foreign supporters. But what the hell, let's go burn some poppies.

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