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Tuesday, September 19, 2006


A United Nations report says opium production in Afghanistan has jumped to record levels this year. U.N. officials warn the booming drug trade is fueling instability throughout Afghanistan and threatens the country's fragile democracy.

The report, released Saturday by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, says poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has increased nearly 60 percent in the past year.............click here

NBC NEWS.....9/18/2006
"Only one business benefits from this strife — the coffin maker, Suhail Gergis. He's been making coffins since 1983, and for the first time he cannot keep up with demand.

"We turn on the generator and keep working until late at night," he says.

They are building a coffin for a small child. In Iraq, in this chaos, this business has the biggest increase in manufacturing here.

The United Nations estimates that 100 Iraqi civilians die violently each day.

The coffin makers will have to work harder" ........click here

Will somebody give George an " ATTA BOY ' I'm all out.

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