I haven't been posting, politically, because it just seems to be pointless. What's the use? The writing is on the wall. Our Presence in Afghanistan is unsustainable after eight years.
In my opinion, going in there was an inescapable and mandated retaliative statement for any world power to have made after attacks like those on September 11th, 2001. Once Bush, in his infamous idiocy, decided Saddam was more important than Osama bin Laden, he was reckless to keep troops in Afghanistan. They were window dressing in his 'war against terrorism'. That's what they will continue to be if Obama appeases Republicants and keeps our guys and girls in there now. Playing politics with our soldiers' lives. That's what it is. Nothing less.
Anyone who wants to convince me to the contrary, needs to first convince me of the strategic importance of Afghanistan. And don't give me the "Pipelinistan" argument: that it's going to eventually provide a massive liquid natural gas line from somewhere to somewhere else. And don't give me the "Betweenistan" argument: every piece of real estate, except moonscapes, is between somewhere and somewhere else.
This isn't Vietnam, not in a million years. This is worse.