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Response to sad sally (Reply #9)

Fri May 4, 2012, 12:03 AM

11. Well, given that we're apparently now going to be there for years

 

I'm sure that such resource development will be cranked into high gear.

But the real driving force at this point is still the same as when Bush started this war, gas and pipelines. Go look up the "carpet of gold or carpet of bombs" statement that was made shortly before we invaded.

The TAPI pipeline is the main driver, along with the New Silk Road promised by Clinton. But hey, having a nice chunk of minerals for future development is a bonus as well.

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