One conspiracy theory it appears has legs: a pipeline through Afghanistan being a casus belli:
Last week, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher said the U.S. government has a �fundamental strategic interest� in Afghanistan that goes well beyond ensuring it is not used as a launching pad for terrorism, which was the original justification for the UN-sanctioned NATO mission of which Canada is a part.
The timing of breakdown of negotiations in 2001 ties in with another conspiracy theory not a question being put to you but the dating may be of interest.
The Question? In that a commercial venture is in process should the task of providing the conditions for its success, making "the path free of Taliban influence", be that of Canadian Forces or a private military company ?