7 thoughts on “Bush’s ‘new’ Iraq now grows opium, like Bush’s ‘new’ Afghanistan

  1. Iraq becoming major hub for international narcotics smuggling
    By Agence France Presse (AFP)

    Monday, July 07, 2008

    Iraq becoming major hub for international narcotics smuggling

    Salam Faraj

    Agence France Presse

    BAGHDAD: War-torn Iraq is emerging as a key conduit in the global drugs trade, as criminal gangs exploit its porous border with Iran to channel their illicit goods to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The Iraqi authorities say that since the 2003 US-led invasion the trade in illegal opiates, cannabis and synthetic pharmaceuticals has risen steadily

    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=93836

  2. Vice And Victory

    April 19, 2009: The war in Afghanistan is having a growing impact on Iraq. This is in the form of a growing quantity of heroin and opium from Afghanistan. Despite the prevalence of Islamic conservatives in the Persian Gulf, there is also a lot of oil money, and young men without jobs. These men have money from their families, are bored, and eager customers for drugs from Afghanistan, and synthetic drugs (prescription and non-prescription) from the West. Vice, in general, has returned to Baghdad. No more religious vigilantes attacking liquor stores or video shops. The night clubs are open again, and prostitution flourishes along with gambling and all manner of depravity.

    http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iraq/articles/20090419.aspx

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