Afgan Drug War – David vs. Goliath

KABUL, Afghanistan — The country is fighting an uphill,
”David and Goliath” battle to control opium production, which is being
used to
fund terrorism in some parts of the nation, Antonio Maria Costa, chief
of the United Nations antidrug agency, said yesterday.

Costa said Karzai is about to sign the first antidrug law in Afghanistan
and has created a counternarcotics arm of the National Security Council.
But its annual budget is only $3 million, compared with estimated revenues
from opium production in Afghanistan last year of $1.2 billion.

”Today it is David against Goliath, and it is a huge Goliath, and it
is a very small David,” Costa said.

from the Boston Globe

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