Friday, February 16, 2007

Rice: Karzai's opium fight insufficient

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The State Department says it is unsatisfied with results of counter narcotics efforts by the Afghanistan government. -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday, said the United States was currently reviewing alternatives to eliminating narcotics from Afghanistan. -- "Our goal is to help the Afghan government improve the quality of life for its people by extending security, providing good governance and opening up new economic opportunity," Rice said.


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