Bill Maher has an excellent short piece over at the Huffington Post about how America’s War on Drugs is actually fueling the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The larger point here is that it is the criminalization of drug use itself that causes the most harm.  Yes, the drug users are harming themselves by "choosing" to use drugs.  But the street violence and drain on the treasury, which are the effects that the rest of us feel, would almost disappear if we had a sensible drug policy.  And now, we can add the War on Terror itself as one of the Drug War’s casualties.