According to Peter Dale Scott,
there is no point in deploring the expansion of drug production in Afghanistan
and the heroin epidemic gripping great parts of the world.
Conclusions must be drawn from the established facts:
the Taliban eradicated poppy cultivation;
NATO promoted it;
drug money corrupted the Karzai government
but it is especially inside U.S. institutions that drug corruption is rife.
Therefore, the solution does not lie with Kabul but with Washington.