You know what, come back with your political dogma when it's your son facing his FOURTH tour in that hellhole.
The people there are animals, aren't worth the life of One American serviceman.
And I work in the Oil & Gas industry...we have all the resources we need right here. Let those animals have their oil. If it weren't for their oil, they'd be back to wiping their asses with their left hands.
F them animals.
I think MNJohnnie is slightly off his rocker, to put it mildly.
Unfortunately we are once again involved in a half hearted nation building effort. History teaches that nation building (enemy nations) is possible but only after said nation was been throughly defeated and crushed. Neither happened (PC war fighting) in Afghanistan or Iraq so the "nation building" in Afghanistan and Iraq will fail. Sad but true.
The good news is that once the nation building fails and the usa retreats from the area, Europe will be the "front line" and Europe is very good a fighting unPC wars and killing enemies, so all is not lost. Maybe we'll get to help Europe in a real WOT.