DEA Agents Forced into Afghan War

Digby has a disturbing post on how several DEA helicopter pilots have apparently been pressured into service in Afghanistan.

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It seems that our two abstract, endless Orwellian wars — the War on Drugs and the War on Terror — have officially merged. And the complications stemming from that decision are going to be immense. What are we fighting for again?

The War on Drugs and the War on Terror share many similarities (endless wars, amorphous enemies, cause more damage than they prevent) but this is the first I’ve heard of the DEA pushing back against being drafted into one.