As news of the billions of dollars in mineral deposits in Afghanistan surfaced today, reporters rushed to The White House to get the President's reaction. "Really?," said President Obama.
At the same time as the reporters in DC were questioning the President, reporters in Kabul caught up with President Hamid Karzai as he was leaving his residence. He was asked by one reporter,"President Karzai, we hear there is a story out today that your country has billions in mineral wealth just waiting to be tapped." Karzai responded, "Really?"
As geologists around the globe were contacted by media in their various countries, asking if they knew of the rich mineral deposits that exist in Afghanistan, most replied, "Of course, that has been open knowledge since Russian invaded Afghanistan in 1980. Why do you think they were there?" When asked about this, a Russian diplomat in Kabul replied, "Really?"
As members of the media fanned out across the out lying districts, there were reports that many villages had brand new Chinese laundries and restaurants. Businessmen from Russia and China were seen toasting each other with Stolichnaya Vodka, Tsingtao Beer, and celebrating their new business ventures. A leader of one group was heard making the following toast: "To our brave American brothers and protectors. We couldn't have done it without you. NOW, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!"