American Samizdat

Friday, January 18, 2008. *
Patrick Cockburn
Published: 17 January 2008
The cultivation of opium poppies whose product is turned into heroin is spreading rapidly across Iraq as farmers find they can no longer make a living through growing traditional crops.

Afghan with experience in planting poppies have been helping farmers switch to producing opium in fertile parts of Diyala province, once famous for its oranges and pomegranates, north- east of Baghdad.

why I have heard tell that them poppy fields go all the way to the Emerald City.....

Is there anything, that doesn't further the Bush Mafia's agenda?

I wonder if Poppy Bush gave them the seeds. At any rate, I'm sure he's smiling at this development. Wall Street probably is too.
posted by Uncle $cam at 2:18 AM
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