The notion that our democracy (what's left of it) can or must be defended in ferrin desert spaces is a delusion only news anchors, def. contractors, 3 & 4 stars, & hardy jingoists can summon.
Oh: & "Taliban" was not "al-Qaida"; the original "reason" for the trek into Afghanistan was al-Qaida, not Taliban. However, w/ intense encouragement & even direction from the very non-elected war crew in & 'round the White House, that "military" (Army, Marines) & our "coalition" have taken almost 3x as long battling away @specters, ghosts, & war lords as we & our "allies" in WWII took to defeat (yes, "defeat") 2 emeffing imperialist superpowers that @the time occupied about 1/6 of the earth's surface.
Your comment that "our military should have left" you must know would be considered traitorous & seditionist in the offices of the Pentagon, Am. Enterprise Institute, & [your favorite def. contractor here].
Why? In one word.......Oil!
And that my friend is why Bush and Cheney spent the best part of a decade in Afghanistan building infrastructure instead of chasing bin Laden down. Copper, gold, lithium, iron ore and oil. Plus of course feeding Cheney's war profiteers
So I'm complaining about 2014 being too long and giving you a date I'd like to withdraw, which is as fast as we can.
There are quite a few of us conservatives here who think we need to get out now. Stop broad brushing folks.
It might be noteworthy for you to look back at the President's remarks on Afghanistan, he called it the good war IIRC.
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