As such I totally agree with the strategy of going after the Taliban and Al Queda to make sure that they are not in a position to carry out large scale attacks like 9-11 (though I really wish we could get all the truthers in one spot where AQ has its next op and they will get a real taste of truth.)
I believe that Afghanistan is a small part of the overall war, it needs to be managed in as low resource way as possible, propping up a regime that causes the Taliban to waste itself in trying to take over the country with us using a core force of special forces and other good quality assets with UAV's and helicopters and air support that go after Al Queda and the Taliban leadership and of course large enemy troop concentrations means that they are stuck in limbo.
I do not think that bringing democracy to the Middle East is actually a bad idea in spite of my feeling that Islam is the issue, but picking the most third world country on the planet and trying to do it there is a sort of madness pushed by the Euroweenies who as always make decisions based on no common sense unless their decision was to weaken us, which is why Rumsfeld wanted to keep a small footprint only, its only in the second term of Bush when he started thinking of his legacy that he really went down that path, did you notice that . If only we had Bush there when Iran self-destructed with its election madness, then the most suitable country for democracy in the ME with a well learnt anger towards Islamic rule that could have really changed things could have been made what Iraq could never be, but no we have Obama, who cut funding to the opposition in Iran.
Afghanistan is a side show, one where we should just be making sure that they spend most of their time keeping their heads down, one in which we create a killing zone for those Islamics who want to pick up weapons. Ahhhhh but the UN seems to be on to us:http://hotair.com/archives/2009/10/28/u ... xecutions/