Do you think maybe there's a connection between:
a) Afghan opium poppy cultivation has exploded to a new record high this year.
b) Afghanistan's anti-corruption chief once sold heroin in Las Vegas.
Althought anti-corruption tsar Izzatullah Wasifi, who once tried to sell $2 million worth of smack to an undercover Vegas detective, did have this to say in his defense:
I was a youngster and youngsters do stuff," he said with a shrug during an interview at his modest Kabul office. "Stuff like gambling, drugs" - he rubbed a finger against his nose and sniffed - "and girls. I was a Las Vegas boy."Oh well then, that's OK, a drink-driving conviction and a $2 million drug bust - all the same - sorry to have questioned your honesty...carry on corruptly. (Which Mr Wasafi has done for five months now, since news of his past first surfaced.)
..."I have paid the price"..."Even George Bush has a record,"..."He was arrested, same shit as me. There's no difference between him and me."