I never could figure out why we went into Afghanistan. It would’ve made so much more sense to keep them in their third world cesspool, and us stay as far away as possible.
There was a good reason to go into Afghanistan - to conduct a punitive expedition for hosting OBL and Al-Q. We should have been out in 18-24 months, and never started the meals-on-wheels phase, which is essentially what we have been engaged in since.
To spread goodwill and cheer throughout the Muslim world. They would all love us. The thoughts of a Yale/Harvard educated postmodernist.