Taliban Drug Trafficking Rakes In 100 Mil A Year

The U.S. economy may be tanking, but the Taliban’s big business — drug trafficking — is doing just fine. How does that impact the war on terrorism? It can’t be good.

By James Gordon Meek
New York Daily News
WASHINGTON – The resurgent Taliban get a yearly injection of $100 million from drug trafficking, the top U.S. Army general in Afghanistan said Wednesday.
“That’s a conservative estimate,” added Gen. David McKiernan, who also commands NATO troops.
McKiernan also bluntly stated that America’s focus on Iraq means victory in Afghanistan is too far off to predict.
“Obviously our national priority has been Iraq,” McKiernan said. “The consequence of not placing more force capability in Afghanistan means it will take longer to win [and] at a higher price.”
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