Karzai's harshest critics believe that he hasn't done enough to take on corruption and warlordism and the poppy trade.
This so-called “poppy for Medicine” program is not as crazy as it may sound.
With an expansion in poppy cultivation comes an increase in supply in our backyards.
late Old English popig, popæg, from West Germanic *papua-, probably from Vulgar Latin *papavum, from Latin papaver "poppy," perhaps a reduplicated form of imitative root *pap- "to swell." Associated with battlefields and war dead at least since Waterloo (1815). Poppy-seed is from early 15c.; in 17c. it also was a small unit of length (less than one-twelfth of an inch).
poppy pop·py (pŏp'ē)
Any of numerous plants of the genus Papaver, having showy red, orange, or white flowers, a milky juice, and capsules that dehisce through terminal pores.
An extract from the sap of unripe poppy seedpods, used in medicine and narcotics.