"Canada troops battle 10-foot Afghan marijuana plants"


We're not in Kandahar anymore, Toto. From a Reuters acct:

Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy—almost impenetrable forests of marijuana plants 10 feet tall.

General Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defense staff, said Thursday that Taliban fighters were using the forests as cover. In response, the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their vehicle with marijuana.

Whole story, possibly a dropped cut from a Cheech and Chong record, here.

Courtesy Marty Beckerman, "America's Sexxxiest Young Journalist."