And this: http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0823/p02s01-usmi.html
"He hinted at them in a different interview on Sunday morning – on NBC's "Meet the Press": "In certain ways, we're stating anew" in Afghanistan, he [Mullen] said. Given that this October will mark the eighth anniversary of American involvement in Afghanistan, that might appear a shocking statement. But Mullen intimated why, despite billions of dollars and thousands of lives lost, the past eight years have brought the US no closer to its goal of a stable Afghanistan that can deny Al Qaeda refuge.
The reason: America has never before had a plan – or the resources – to do what must be done. Mullen put it this way: "This is the first time we've really resourced a strategy on both the civilian and military side.""
Everyone who has gone there has lost.
The people live in holes in the ground.
They have no infrastructure, electricity & such is primitive at best.
Bin Ladens comuniques are VHS tapes.
(state of the art technology)
The goal in Iraq was to build a free nation and stabilize the region.
Dis credit it all you want, but Afgahnistan is "another Viet Nam!!"
Cannot possibly win there.
As smart as you are, I can't beleive you don't know that.