Here’s a list of all the countries that have won their war in Afghanistan:
See my point ? If they stay or are withdrawn, the outcome will be pretty much the same. The Taliban will wait til we’ve gone, and then do as they will.
Unless we commit to perhaps a couple of hundred years of social engineering, trying to impose our version of “fair “ and “equal” is pretty much a waste of our troops lives , time and money.
This is a tribal society, it works for them, it has worked for them for a very very long time.
If we wanted to be really effective with our brand of democracy, we should extend an open invitation to all Afghani’s who want to live like we do ; to immigrate to the US.
Otherwise we’re just pissing up a rope.
464 days to go ........