Iraq War vs. Drug War

Seems the war in Iraq is undermining the Bush administration’s war on drugs. While alcohol is harder to find because of harassment from Islamic extremists, “illegal narcotics are available everywhere in Iraq and anyone can get products containing amphetamines and codeine from any pharmacy or sidewalk throughout Iraq,” says a local health official.


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  • Vince Beiser, a former Mother Jones senior editor, has reported from more than 30 countries—on troop training in Iraq, natural disasters in Haiti, and prison conditions in California.