Government can’t win the drug war, now they can’t even successfully smoke pot either.
Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy “” almost impenetrable forests of 10-foot-tall marijuana plants.
Gen. Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defense staff, said Thursday that Taliban fighters were using the forests as cover. In response, the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their vehicle with marijuana.
The plants are so full of water right now … that we simply couldn’t burn them,” he said.
“A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those (forests) did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action,” Hillier said dryly.
The money quote, though:
One soldier told him later: “Sir, three years ago before I joined the army, I never thought I’d say ‘That damn marijuana.’”
If the rest of the War on Drugs went like this, the world would be a better place.