After quitting the Bush administration and accusing the Afghan government of protecting the opium trade, Thomas Schweich has a new job with the UN.
Thomas Schweich, a former
On July 27, in an article published by the New York Times Magazine, he accused Afghan President Hamid Karzai of protecting drug lords for political motives. Located mainly in the lawless
A fervent supporter of massive eradication, the former
For two years, Schweich could not convince either president Karzai or the Pentagon to fully support aerial spraying - the most effective tactic for eliminating poppy cultivation. Why did Karzai so openly ignore this change of policy ? "While it is true that Karzai's Taliban enemies finance themselves from the drug trade, so do many of his supporters", Schweich concludes.
Date created : 2008-07-31