Comments on: Afghan solution: pomegranates for poppies http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/23/afghan-solution-pomegranates-for-poppies/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/23/afghan-solution-pomegranates-for-poppies/comment-page-1/#comment-391045 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:15:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17237#comment-391045 What a joke. Doesn’t surprise me that Billary is spearheading this one. LoL. U.S. Subsidized Afghan Pomegranate farmers. What a joke.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/23/afghan-solution-pomegranates-for-poppies/comment-page-1/#comment-391024 Mon, 27 Apr 2009 02:17:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17237#comment-391024 Still gotta get them to market, folks, which means paving the roads of A’stan well enough for a viable mass transit system which will bring outside influences into the Taliban areas, something they’ll surely not want.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/23/afghan-solution-pomegranates-for-poppies/comment-page-1/#comment-390986 Sat, 25 Apr 2009 03:08:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17237#comment-390986 Turkey grows the poppy and exports it legally to the pharmaceutical companies in the U.S.. I keep hearing about how our government wants to help build a thriving economy in Afghanistan. So why not afford them the same opportunity as the Turkish? One other positive result might be a reduction in the amount of heroin hitting U.S. streets.

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By: Galen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/23/afghan-solution-pomegranates-for-poppies/comment-page-1/#comment-390976 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:01:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17237#comment-390976 Yeah, really, what a wonderful idea . . . if this means we’re now going to subsidize the pomegranate farming industry in Afghanistan to cover the loss on the new crop versus what they were making on poppies/opium . . . . not to mention, make the Taliban or other insurgents forcing people to grow poppies stop making people do that & grow pomegranates . . . Only will come at our greater expense & more soldier’s lives. Exactly what is our objective now in Afghanistan?

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By: Amy Blount Lay http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/23/afghan-solution-pomegranates-for-poppies/comment-page-1/#comment-390973 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 04:01:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17237#comment-390973 Actually, this is not a new Idea but kudos to Hillary for championing it.
Check out a similar program already at work in Afghanistan: http://www.pom354.com/

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By: sprowlindak http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/23/afghan-solution-pomegranates-for-poppies/comment-page-1/#comment-390967 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:40:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17237#comment-390967 What a wonderful idea! Pomegranates! That could work. Go Hillary! Something life-saving replaces a deadly toxin.

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