Ores of Old!
Iron and Niobium!
Copper and Gold!
Lithium and Opium!
Now there's really something to fight for in Afghanistan!
Freedom and democracy are o.k., but nothing takes the cake or puts smiles on faces like...
Wars for oil?
Wars for lithium, iron, copper, and gold?
China: Keep out!
You have plenty of your own mineral resources!
But the U.S. of A. needs a lot if we're going to really go green!
Batteries need lithium!
Afghanistan has lots of lithium!
Therefore, stay in Afghanistan!
Stop the Taliban!
The war on terror is now a war for copper, lithium, iron, and gold!
IT'S THE LITHIUM AND GOLD STUPID!
For more read:
"U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan"
By James Risen
The New York Times
June 13, 2010