Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Right Result, Wrong Reason

The Konar province of Afghanistan has received a $750,000 award for eradication of opium poppies.

During a speech accepting the award, however, Konar Governor Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi indicated that the motive for the eradication wasn't the welfare of the Afghan people or humanity around the world:

“The people of Konar deserve the credit for the poppy eradication,” Wahidi said. “All the tribal elders and people of Konar are committed to putting an end to this [poppy] seed, because the smuggling, trafficking and growing of narcotics is forbidden by Islam.”

*sigh* I think they're all still fundamentally Taliban in their hearts.

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