After American Government Officials announced that $1 trillion dollars worth of minerals were discovered in Afghanistan, General Patraeus proudly announced that the war in Afghanistan will not only break even, but will make a modest profit. Whilst rubbing his thumb back and forth over his middle and index finger Patraeus said “I don’t want to say I told you so, but ca-ching ca-ching”
Patraeus made the announcement at the Wired Disruptive By Design Conference in New York. “It’s the new Economy. You gotta spend money to make money. It’s all about perspective, we don’t see our fallen soldiers as “Killed In Action”, we see them as “Loss Leaders””
It’s not just American’s who are buoyed by the latest report, local Afghani’s too are seeing the positives “This has come at a good time for me.. I’ve been getting a little bored with our war.”said Afghani president Harmid Kazai “I’m just so glad I got in on the ground floor, I can’t wait to cash in my options and become an Angel investor… Somalia, Iran, Detroit.. that’s where the smart money’s heading”.
For Patraeus mining the country will also serve a dual purpose. “One of the main problems in finding Osama Bin Laden has been that he’s just so good at hiding in those mountain ranges… remove the mountains, remove Osama… easy.”