A fax has recently come into circulation that relates to a meeting held back in 1997 between George Bush and the Uzbek Ambassador to the USA, Sadyq Safaev. The fax was sent from Enron CEO Kenneth Lay to George Bush, who at the time was Governor of Texas.
The fax discusses a forthcoming meeting between Bush and the Ambassador where they will discuss a US$ 2 billion contract to extract and transport natural gas from Uzbekistan. Enron concludes that this should result in friendship between Texas and Uzbekistan.
Recent events seem to indicate that that friendship did indeed mature and has proven very robust! The fax is now available online and is recommended reading for those wishing to understand more about the backdrop to current events.