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.