A <a href="http://personal.news.yahoo.com/us/news/ratings/getavgrate.html?locale=us&prop=news&rateid=ap/20030114/mistaken_bombing&type=T&cat=519&ncid=716">recent mishap</a> in the United States Air Force which resulted in the death of four Canadian allies in Afghanistan is believed to be the result of government issued amphetamines. Two pilots who dropped a bomb on Kandahar, Afghanistan on April 17 failed to secure the area as free from ally occupancy, believed to be due to involuntary drug intoxication. The U.S. Air Force had been issuing amphetamines to it's members to counteract the long hours and mental stress experienced by many pilots, with questionable results. Apparently "Umbach and Maj. Harry Schmidt are charged with involuntary manslaughter for dropping the guided bomb.." and also face numerous other lesser charges, such as aggravation of assult and dereliction of duty. Considering the crackdown on the "epidemic" of Methamphetamine abuse the government is claiming, is this yet another tedious example of the hypocrisy on the Drug War? Oh yeah, the pilots were also administered anti-depressants upon their return to base.