Thursday, 7 January 2016

To win the war on terror, forget the war on drugs -

Of course it makes total sense to legalize the trade in drugs and remove the money and criminality that infect it now.
I've argued before that with the amount the US spends on the war in Afghanistan, it could buy the whole crop of opium (good for farmers), set up manufacturing facilities to make morphine (good for employment), and give away the morphine to Africa, which is desperately short of analgesics (good for health).
And have money left over to continue the fight against a Taliban thus weakened by the loss of its narco-income.
Sure, easier said than done. But the battle is hardly easy now is it?
This Financial Times article makes a good case for the legalization of the drug trade based on the link with the war on terror.
Minds open time.