Episode 032 - Why Are We in Afghanistan?

02/10/20081 Comment

Running Time: 50:43

Description:Are we there to capture Osama and defeat the Taliban? Or to run a gas pipeline that UNOCAL had its eyes on for years? Or to skim $50 billion off the poppy farmers?

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Documentation - Taliban in Texas for talks on gas pipeline
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Time Reference: 15:07
Description: Suspension of activities related to proposed natural gas pipeline across Afghanistan.
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