Pentagon's War Pitch Belied by Taliban-Qaeda Conflict
"U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen argued in Senate Testimony Wednesday that the 30,000-troop increase is necessary to prevent the Taliban from giving new safe havens to al Qaeda terrorists.
But that argument is flatly contradicted by the evidence of fundamental conflicts between the interests of the Taliban and those of al Qaeda that has emerged in recent years, according to counterterrorism and intelligence analysts specializing in Afghanistan."
Just as we saw a surge of lies leading up to the invasion and subjugation of Iraq and occupation of Iraqi oil fields, now we see The War for Oil, Act II, a carpet of lies, half-truths and obfuscation justifying escalation of the Battle for Our Pipeline in Afghanistan.
One need not look to the future for wars over scarce resources. It's happening right now and Our President is in charge.
Tell him to stop!