U.S. raps Canada's pot crop
September 19, 2006
NEW YORK—U.S. President George W. Bush has again
for not doing enough to shut down large,
homegrown pot operations, citing Canada for a
special mention in the White House annual list
of 20 worst drug pariahs.
Canada as a footnote to his rogues' gallery,
which includes Myanmar, Venezuela and Bolivia,
he mixes in praise for
battle against methamphetamines production and
its overall co-operation in law enforcement.
Bush must report to Congress each year on
notorious drug transiting and producing nations,
and the most egregious offenders can face
Canada's grow-ops have landed Ottawa in U.S.
crosshairs before. "The principal drug concern
was the continuing large-scale production of
high-potency, indoor-grown marijuana for export
to the United States," Bush said in his
Yesterday's release also included some criticism
of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, saying his
country's security situation will worsen if it
does not do more to stop opium production.