On June 7, the day Afghanistan became America’s longest-ever war, the New York Times reported on an ongoing investigation poised to prove that private security companies "are using American money to bribe the Taliban" to fuel combat and thus enhance demand for their services.
Kucinich's "revelation" is a likely cover story. As the name of this website suggests, one purpose of the "war" in Afghanistan is to serve the effort to simulate the Fundie version of the Apocalypse - not to defeat terrorism, which is ludicrous notion anyways, and which is just an excuse for a perpetual war. Note that the head of Blackwater/Xe, Erik Prince, has claimed that he considers himself to be a Christian Crusader on a mission to eliminate Muslims, which is just a cover story. (Recall Crowley's instructions to his followers.) So, we hired the "enemy" we needed to do this - the British have been caught flying their pet Taliban around in helicopters, and the Taliban are closely connected to the British opium trade.
The "Aquino faction" [which I named after Michael Aquino, a notorious Satanist and Special Forces operative who "fought" in the SRA-spree known as the Vietnam War/Apocalypse] is largely running the show. The Campaigner Unbound site contains a few articles on its takeover of the US military, such as The Shaping of the Anglo-American SS by War.
This would also explain the lack of a technological solution to IEDs, one of the main killers of American soldiers: the managers of the "war" need American deaths to keep the game going. I would be surprised if the "war's" managers weren't also kept informed on the locations of IEDs, so that they can ensure that the "right" people get blown up.