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Pain gain

Reports have suggested that Tony Blair is considering the legalisation of poppy production in Afghanistan to undercut the Taliban, reduce the production of heroin - and produce painkilling opiates which are in short supply globally. (The US is committed to crop-spraying from the air, which creates poverty and bitterness against the West.) A pilot project is apparently to be tried in Helmand province.

Topics: Afghanistan