My election is up to you, a happenstance that cannot be ruled out, as the American people will find out when I wrote this essay, and how many places it was posted it, and how it affected, or failed to affect our Afghanistan policy.
The issue is wiping out the terrorist elements that have overrun Afghanistan, and saving lives, not my candidacy and who wins the next election for president. But the White House failure to consider this clearly stated approach and solution will hasten the idea that Obama's presidential experience will conclude after one term.
We either adopt this opium poppy strategy, explained below, or we risk another terrorist attack in America, rivaling the 9 / 11 attack. Obama's officials involved in the ongoing Afghanistan deliberations should carefully consider the real world realities clearly stated here.
Cheney was on the television as I prepared an earlier rendition of this Afghanistan solution, talking about how Afghanistan cannot be allowed to become a training ground for terrorists again, when that is not today's issue at all. Afghanistan is the prime source for all the world's opiates and chronic high tonic marijuana, a multi-billion dollar enterprise, feeding the underground economy and funding world wide terrorist activities. In the words of George W. Bush, "Big time."
That ultra pure heroin bag; available on select street corners in every single city in the western world, started out an opium poppy grown in Afghanistan. You first saw the crowded Afghani poppy fields with Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
The Afghani farmers grow the highest quality most potent opium that yields the most heroin, worldwide!
Bill Gates must marvel at their opium / heroin market share. Monopoly! Irreplaceable, worldwide; a blessing for all sides, especially us, because controlling the opium poppy fields means we will have taken over the main source of income for all the barbarian Taliban, famishing the terrorist al Qaeda operations in all the neighboring countries, besides all of the Western Hemisphere cartels and subtle European drug dealerships.
The heroin lifeblood for terrorists and drug cartels is smuggled throughout Europe, with tons, tons going by plane and ship to South America where, repackaged, its origin is disguised so no one gets wise; and from there, routed to Mexican cartels, and from Mexico, into our country, to be sold in our ghettos, suburban streets and school yards every day by illegals on the cartel payrolls, building their street corner network of dime bag dealers all over USA.
For the cartels this wholesale heroin represents billions of dollars in retail business. Billions of underground criminal, and terrorist dollars!
The key to stuffing Taliban and al Qaeda, eradicating all of their corruption of Afghanistan, is to choke the opium supply the Afghan farmers are world wide famous for; choke the opium supply which would wipe out the opium / heroin smuggling trade; and choke their Western Hemisphere criminal customers, on our side of the sea.
Surely, you, the reader, hopefully a 2nd or 3rd hand White House official involved in the deliberations over what and how to proceed in Afghanistan do not want to see any more lives lost and American blood shed.
The Taliban's and al Qaeda's end in the opium/heroin trade nets millions of dollars, peanuts in the big picture, falafel on the table for Taliban's "freedom fighters" over the border, in Pakistan; the source money paid to the families of al Qaeda's suicide bombers throughout the region.