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Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan

 
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Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan
Mr Ellwood, a former officer in the Royal Green Jackets and now MP for Bournemouth East, became convinced of the need for a pilot project to test the idea of licit production on one of his frequent trips to Afghanistan. He believes it would be possible to use the profits from the trade to build up the infrastructure and, once controlled by the government rather than the drug barons, farmers could gradually be weaned off poppies and on to alternative cash crops.
He delivered a presentation to the Prime Minister and Foreign Office officials on Wednesday, suggesting an intermediaryco-ordinate the efforts of government agencies and NGOs . He proposed that Britain oversee a pilot project in Helmand.
A spokesman for No 10 said that Mr Blair agreed to consider the idea, and would reply before Easter, adding: "The Prime Minister did note there were doubts about the capacity of the Afghan government in this regard."


[link to news.independent.co.uk]

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Re: Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan
MOre bullshit from the Aprils fool desk
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04/01/2007 07:53 AM
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Re: Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan
Sounds like a set-up to me!!
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Re: Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan
Sounds like a set-up to me!!
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Re: Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan
Sounds like a set-up to me!!
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Re: Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan
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04/01/2007 07:56 AM
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Re: Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan
Yes, we know it's April Fools, but this just brings up the question . . .

Blair and Bush continue involving themselves in other countries, cultures, systems decision making.
It's getting tired.

I say get the thickest rope you can find and Lynch them
Saddam Hussein Style.

Give them a fair trial, like he got.
Put them in the courts of the Arabic Union.
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04/01/2007 08:06 AM
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Re: Blair looking to legalize opium for Afghanistan
MOre bullshit from the Aprils fool desk
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