Is there anyone here who believes that we should not have went to Afghanistan in the first place? I assume most rational people understand why we went in. So should we have just went in, killed some Al Qaeda members, then turned around and left? What other choices did we have.
A key point that is often ignored in the debate about Afghanistan is this. Unlike Iraq, almost everyone agreed at the time that going into Afghanistan was the right thing to do. Even Ron Paul agreed sort of. Because we went in, because almost all of us agreed that going in was the right thing to do, then we should have the national will to keep some forces there until there is some stability.
I was all for Afghanistan. This whole country would have followed Bush to that hell and back, including myself. Of course I was young and enlisted, but I still believe those first 2 years should have been enough. Instead, we ignored that country and I spent half of my Army career in Iraq. 4,000 dead servicemen later and it was all for nothing. We replaced a secular regime and threw our marbles in with religious Shiite wackos running the country.
fug Cheney. fug Bush. fug Hillary and Kerry and every coward who voted us into that mess. I'm sure it made for some great entertainment during shock and awe.