I suppose you may have heard on television or read in the New York Times story about the $1 trillion treasure trove of minerals the geologists say are hiding in the rocks in Afghanistan. Oh, there's supposed to be tons of iron, cobalt, copper, gold, lithium, and all kinds of other valuable minerals there. The story says these deposits are: "far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials."
Fundamentally, indeed. Wanna guess what this means? It means we are never going to get our troops out of Afghanistan. Because now they will have to stay. Can you imagine any U.S. president letting the "terrorists" getting their hands on all that wealth? Hell, no. Plus Kahrzhi and his gang of thieves are probably swooning over the potential bribes all this ore is going to generate. Goody!