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As to the pipeline: I was



As to the pipeline: I was reading Gore Vidal, like, within months of 9/11.  I know about Unocal and Karzai and all that shit.  Where’s the pipeline?  What’s the hold-up?  Bush and Cheney just didn’t happen to prioritize that part?

Yes – the Prague meeting was completely and utterly fabricated.  But the Taliban is a separate entity, and the last bastards in charge didn’t breathe a word about them (other than bragging about how quickly they “took” Kandahar and Kabul) or Mullah Omar (/also in Pakistan) when building the case against Saddam.  It was all al Qaeda – they sell better and don’t remind people of Afghanistan when you’re trying to sell a different war.