Another sign Bush is losing the War on Terror
As Bush has told us in the past, a key lifeline and source of revenue for al-Qaida and the Taliban is the drug trade. Therefore, a key element of the War on Terror is to cut off that money supply. So, how is Bush doing on this front of the war?
As the Seattle Times reported, not too well:
"Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan increased 59 percent this year, producing a record-breaking 6,100 tons of opium, in part because of efforts by the Taliban and other insurgents in the troubled southÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. Afghanistan now produces 92 percent of the world's opium supply.
Afghanistan also had record opium yields. Production increased 49 percent from the year before. The estimated 6,100 tons even broke the world record of 1999, when 5,764 tons of opium were produced globally."Now, let's seeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Osama is still free, Iraq is a disaster, and the Taliban and al-Qaida have control of large parts of Afghanistan and PakistanÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and now, they're making record-breaking levels of cash thanks to the drug trade that Bush has spent billions trying to stop. Tell me again Mr. President, who is winning the War on Terror?
In this video clip Anderson Cooper reports on the latest set back from Afghanistan.