As of 2006, Afghanistan's economy still rested on producing 90% of the world's opium, an eerie parallel with the US counterinsurgency in Colombia from where most of America's cocaine originates.
As January 20 approaches, Obama will have to make a lonely decision - to remember his 2007 words about Palestinian suffering and his campaign pledge to talk unconditionally with adversaries.
Robert Graham's fear has come true; LA leads California, California leads America, and America leads the world, in the population of the incarcerated, most of them young men of color.
Now is the time for the new Obama administration to look more closely into the Afghanistan gulag before they become entangled in a web of deceit which, until now, has been avoided.
My friend Bob Mulholland, a disabled Vietnam veteran and political officer of California's Democratic Party, has rolled out the relevant maps which re...