Afghanistan: The Perfect Failure, shatters the myth that the war in Afghanistan is the “good war.” There is nothing good about this war. Afghanistan is riddled with corruption, from top to bottom. Official corruption, fueled by the unchecked opium trade, is what’s killing Afghanistan, not the Taliban – not al Qaeda. At best, the Taliban represents a third-rate insurgency. However, a coalition of well-meaning nations is contributing billions of dollars and thousands of soldiers fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong way.
John Cook rips away the veil that has hidden the unspeakable abuse of Afghan women at the hands of the Taliban and the current government. He lays out, in chilling detail, our misguided policy concerning poppy production in Afghanistan which allows Afghanistan to produce 97% of the world’s opium supply, with the blessings of both the Afghan government and the coalition. In addition to supporting official corruption, the proceeds from the opium fund over 90% of the Taliban’s operations.
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