Karen Hadley writes: Warning, rant coming. According to CBS News: “The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction noted that the U.S. has spent $8.6 billion to fight drug trafficking in Afghanistan since 2002, yet the country remains the world’s largest opium producer.” This is what most of Afghanistan looks like. It’s NOT HARD to figure out where the opium poppies are. I asked a soldier who spent time over there about this, if it is hard to know where the opium is grown. He said no, the U.S. military knows just where it’s grown. So why should it take $8.6 billion to create no improvement? Grrrr!