From NY Times continuing: So our gov't tells us that just recently we discovered Afghanistan has mineral wealth? Well this is not a newly discovered or even secret fact as the US Geological Survey noted Afghanistan's mineral wealth 4 years ago! Is President Peace Prize looking for an economic excuse to justify after the fact? Like Cheney and company told us Iraq oil would pay for........oh never mind as that lie has been so blown out of the water. With Karzai's connections to Unocal later acquired by Chevron, one has to wonder if Chevron has an inside track to acquiring exclusive Afghanistan mineral rights. Chevron's only into oil you say? Think again!