ANNE APPLEBAUM OFFERS SOME SENSIBLE THOUGHTS on Afghanistan and the opium trade.

UPDATE: Ilya Somin comments: “I’m not sure I agree with all the specifics of the Applebaum’s proposed program, and I don’t know enough to evaluate some of the details. My own preference would be for a less heavily regulated legalization than what she describes. Be that as it may, the Turkish model, as described by Applebaum, is far preferable to the Bush Administration’s dangerously misguided poppy eradication campaign.” Yes, I think the drug warriors are seriously interfering with the real war.