11 Years Later....Why are we in Afghanistan, and What is our Plan now?
Durign teh Bush Era, we rightfully wondered what the plan was in Iraq and Afgahnistan, what our aims were, what wer wed oing, and frankly, why we were fighting the War/Occupation so horribly poorly in many cases.
So now, 4 years on, the media rarely covers the war, certainly doesn;t blaze teh causualty count daily above teh fold as they used to, and generally, the War is a backburner afterthought in the current election cycle.
So, I want to know, why ARE we in Afgahnistan still?
What is our plan there?
What is our goals?
With 2/3 of the deaths there in the last 4 years and Bin Laden having been in our ally Pakistan and now dead, what are we gaining being there?
And why is it that the War, and it's ongoing costs, are such a backburner issue? We're still doing everythign we did under Bush, every infringement on personal liberties (Patriot Act), every killing of civillians (Drone Strikes and more), and still losing alot of our men and women in uniform (again, 2/3 of our dead in the last 4 years), and it must be added, still spending a massive amount fo American dollars there and elsewhere.
How is it the War, such a massive issue 4 years ago, is a total non-issue now when almost nothing has changed for the better beyond teh Bush-Timeline withdrawal from Iraq and teh death od Bin Laden?