Afghanistan war ends. Next, more war...
Rachel Maddow reports that after more than 13 years, combat operations in Afghanistan are being declared officially over, even though the U.S. will maintain a sizeable military presence there for many more years to come.
Cheney in 1994 on Iraq
Daily Show On The Above Video:
Cheney literally said Iraq would be a quagmire before invading it...
Introduction to the CIA's Drug Smuggling...
Movie#: A young pilot finds himself recruited into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift organization operating in Vietnam War Era Laos.
On Yahoo: The story of two American pilots who fly for the CIA's covert airline during the last days of the Vietnam war.
1. Before The Invasion Of Afghanistan ... Opium is gone!... U.N. drug control officers said the Taliban religious militia has nearly wiped out opium production in Afghanistan -- once the world's largest producer -- since banning poppy cultivation last summer. A 12-member team from the U.N. Drug Control Program spent two weeks searching most of the nation's largest opium-producing areas and found so few poppies that they do not expect any opium to come out of Afghanistan this year. "We are not just guessing. We have seen the proof in the fields," said Bernard Frahi, regional director for the U.N. program in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He laid out photographs of vast tracts of land cultivated with wheat alongside pictures of the same fields taken a year earlier -- a sea of blood-red poppies..
2. After The Invasion Of Afghanistan... Opium is back!... "If international drug- and law-enforcement officials are right, the Taliban might be hiding up to $3.2 billion worth of opium inside Afghanistan, potentially causing huge complications for NATO's decision this month to attack Afghanistan's opium laboratories and smuggling networks.
3. The clincher! = "Throughout the forty years of the Cold War, the CIA joined with urban gangsters and rural warlords, many of them major drug dealers, to mount covert operations against communists around the globe. In one of history's accidents, the Iron Curtain fell along the border of the Asian opium zone, which stretches across 5,000 miles of mountains from Turkey to Thailand. In Burma during the 1950s, in Laos during the 1970s, and in Afghanistan during the 1980s, the CIA allied with highland warlords to mobilize tribal armies against the Soviet Union and China.".