Point being, we did not get him. Afghanistan has proven ungovernable. It was crazytown when Alexander the Great rolled through and it will be the same 5,000 years from now. It's not worth our brave lads blood, especially under this administration, to try and form a Jeffersonian democracy in that hole. Bring 'em home-other than a FOB. There's no shame in it. The guy slipped away. We'll get him.
Afghanistan is not about bin Laden.
It is about denying radical Islam a base; and, above all, denying it a huge victorya victory which would be used by Islamists to proclaim that Allah is on their sideand from this, going on to renew attacks and wars all over the world.
Remember well that in Pakistan are nuclear weapons which are in proximity for radical Islamists to seize. And they will seizeand distributethese WMD’s if they are not defeated in adjacent Afghanistan before turning full attention and strength on Pakistan.