Recent mineral discoveries will guarantee that we'll be in Afghanistan for a wile.But initially our interest was the same as that of the Soviets.
There are massive oil and natural gas and oil reserves in the adjacent corner of the old Soviet Union.The problem is that the area is landlocked with no easy way to transport it to refineries.
When the USSR fell those reserves ended up in the hands of European and American oil companies. Who went to great lengths to try toget the Taliban to allow them to build pipelines.
It's kind of a funny coincidence that the chief lobbyist for the oil companies was the same guy G.W.Bush propped up as their interim president.
You'd almost think he had the best interests of the oil companies in mind.
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What are we really doing Afghanistan?
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