What about the CIA operated opium poppy business? Karzai and the US intelligence community are in this business together with the taliban.
The CIA has been operating much of their clandestine activities with drug dollars, some of it, as you indicate, illegally harvested poppy from Afghanistan.
Much of the murders on the streets of Chicago and New Orleans are from the drugs and guns being pipelined into the hands of deprived and disadvantaged people from drug cartels and white supremacist factions under the sale and supervision of the CIA. We should never forget the Iran/Contra cocaine scandal of the Reagan administration that started the crack pandemic in African communities across America, and there has been no let-up to it. It was all sponsored and financed by the CIA, and when the evidence was presented to them from their own records, they admitted to it. It was the same way in the early 1940’s when the Mafia pipelined heroin into the African communities under the sponsorship of the Secret Service in exchange for the Mafia to help the Allies overthrow Musoullini. The prevailing drug that is displacing crack on the streets is heroin. Heroin has returned to the African communities across America and it is signaled by the intense murder seen in the very cities where they were first initiated. Soon, the same thing happening in New Orleans and Chicago will be in every neighborhood across America, sponsored, financed, and sanctioned by the CIA.
That’s why the War on Drugs (TM) continues: to fund the CIA.
This sounds consistent with their code of conduct, and is very comforting to those of us who feel the CIA and other agencies likely do more harm than good, but how good is the evidence?
War means more money for corporation in the fold of the Military Industrial Complex and for low life’s like Cheney and Haliburton.