Afghanistan has a population of 28.0 million.
Killed civilians in 2009: 2,300.
The Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez has a population of 1.3 million.
Killed in 2009: 2,500 of them.
Relatively spoken, that is 24 times as many.
In Ciudad Juárez we have a drug war.
In Afghanistan, it has only just started.
In Helmand, the opium centre.
Main financing source of the Taliban.
Isaf troupes against Taliban.
The statistics will adapt to each other.
No way out?
But there is:
Make drugs legal.
(Translated by EG)