‘This video short looks at opium abuse among women and children in north eastern Afghanistan. Afghanistan is the world’s leading producer of illicit opium‘.
From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
Nearly 200 soldiers kept home from Afghanistan over drug use: report
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | 1:18 AM ET
Nearly 200 Canadian soldiers slated for deployment to Afghanistan have been kept home because they tested positive for drug use, documents show. …
The documents also show dozens of soldiers provided diluted urine samples, something the military views as an attempt to cheat the system.
As for soldiers who are not on drugs: in George W. Bush’s ‘new’ Afghanistan, the top opium producer of the world, they may yet get on drugs. Many soldiers start taking drugs as a reaction to the stress of war.
Maybe the Canadian soldiers, rejected for the Afghan war for being on drugs, may yet go to the war in the United States armed forces, where being on drugs, being a criminal, being a nazi, etc. are no obstacles for enlisting.