Why on earth don't we get the UN to buy the whole heroin crop from farmers in Afghanistan to use it for legitimate medical needs around the world. Bingo! Instant defunding of all the warring groups who fund their mayhem by the sale of heroin. I've spoken to people in high places about Afghanistan and the truth is that no one sees any end in sight. I don't often get on a soap box but I just loathe the idea of young Australians dying in some cause that has no end. Perhaps if we took the market away from the Taliban and the other warring factions, they'd be struggling to fund a single bullet. While I'm on the box, I wonder when we'll wake up that our war on drugs is a war on people. Actually, it's a war on poor people. Every time I think of the Bali nine, it sticks in my neck that our AFP handed Australian young people over to a potential death sentence. Do you think the AFP would have taken this action if one of the nine had been the son of the Prime Minister? We could save a fortune as well as some lives if we took the drug market out of the hands of criminals. I'm expressing the view of a small minority but one that I think will start to make sense when governments become motivated to pay off their debt. One day, we'll see that today's orthodoxy is expensive and unproductive. I don't get on my box often but ever since 1964 The Wayside Chapel never pretended to be a not for prophet organisation.