The electorate would not permit us to lose people there
open-ended. Sooner or later the Congress will be forced into something such as Cooper-Church to terminate the
ground presence in Afghanistan.
As for the rascal Zawahiri and his minions.. the MQ-9s will be forever watching.
I’m deciding that I’m OK with leaving any time now. The mission there has been, by pretty much any measure, accomplished. OBL is dead, and his AQ organization is cut to pieces. That’s what we went there to do, and we did it. Time to leave the place to the Afghans and let them figure out what century they want to live in. When AQ reconstitutes there or elsewhere, then we deal with them.