And one of the hallmarks of the Taliban (which didn’t endear them to the Off-The-Shelf Enterprise folks) was their crackdown on the opium trade.
They had almost wiped it out by the time BushCheneyCo intervened, and now it’s restored and more.
So Karzai is in that position of negotiating among the power blocs, as Richard notes. Multi-mucho-bux being floated with very little benefit to the purported goals…
May 3, 2017