Little Drug Warriors


Think DARE was a barrel of laughs? Try anti-drug education in Afghanistan. The country's counter-narcotics department is rounding up school kids, plopping them in poppy fields, and giving the order to destroy:

"Even with transportation and lunch, students come a lot cheaper than any other work force," explained Zabiullah Akhtari, a senior government official in charge of poppy eradication in Balkh. "We're going to use students several more times before the end of the poppy season."

Whole thing here.