Note to our overseas participants: "We" below is a first person plural referring to your truly, fellow Americans, and military allies.
We fought a war in Vietnam, pulled out, and left our allies there in the lurch, it seemed.
It seems like we entered Afghanistan uninvited to eliminate its use as a terrorist base, supported a non-Taliban government, and now are seeing slaughters and the return of leaders who will nurture terrorists.
Am I missing something?
The question is not, "Should we have been there in the first place?" The question is, "Since we have been there, are we right to leave it and allow everything to cave and revert?" Has our time there been a waste?