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Nanny says: No dope, kids, and stay safe over there

By Michael J. Smith on Saturday September 9, 2006 10:33 PM

The indispensable J Alva Scruggs writes:

"On Thursday afternoon, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., succeeded in passing his amendment to add $700 million to funding for the U.S. military's counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan."

Why not just buy it all? Seriously. I bet the entire crop could be had for $700 million and lord knows the farmers need the money.

"And Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., worked with Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, to gain GOP support for an amendment that would require the Pentagon to send Congress a contingency plan to protect military and other personnel in Iraq should sectarian violence continue to escalate."

That's just risible. How 'bout bringing them home? That would keep them safe.

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J. Alva Scruggs:

Before the invasion, the Taliban were handling drug eradication for $40 million. Not nearly as much vig in that for the drug war lobby.

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