From the BBC comes this: "Nato has agreed its troops will be allowed to attack opium factories for the first time in Afghanistan."
Which means things are about to get a WHOLE lot worse there. Kandahar is a high poppy cultivation area. There's a map in the article that shows the density of production.
This just adds more to the spiralling downwards conditions in Afghanistan. And we will most likely lose more troops than ever when retaliation begins.