My statements were not fiction, though.<quoted text>
I think your head spins because you cannot recognize fact from fiction.
Prediction: Obama will not leave Iraq and Afghanistan and neither will the next president.
(1) The Great Game preceeds your historical review
(2) The TAP pipeline has not even been started after twenty years (no reason for invading Afghanistan, certainly)
(3) The Soviets wanted a warm water port. They are working on Syrian port facilities, at the present time.
Quit obfuscating. It's not successful