Yglesias

From Bogota to Kabul

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Did you know that in Afghanistan the US government is pushing a poppy-spraying plan that just so happens to be opposed by such trivial figures as Hamid Karzai and “American military and intelligence officials and European diplomats in Afghanistan.” Mark Kleiman, a drug policy specialists, notes that not only is this daft national security policymaking, but it’s not useful as drug control policy either.

Meanwhile, take note of the broader context. Our first post-war charg