Originally Posted by Yuksek
I disagree completely. Afghanistan was a country in disaster well before the 70's. They lacked a real governing body for over 30 years before the Taliban came to power. At that moment, no other opposing force was being supported strongly by anyone and the issue was neglected.
There are pockets of the Taliban left but they have been reduced in size incredibly. They will only suffer even more as they have no safe havens anymore.
But there is a safe haven for insurgents that the US and canadian military cannot attack, and that's Pakistan, insurgents tend to swarm the outskirts of kandahar in numbers during the spring and leave during the winter and this happens every year, the military cant do anything about it because pakistan is untouchable, and it's difficult as hell to control a border that long and that mountainous even with a superior military force because the natives there know the area and they can sneak in through those borders at anytime.
As jackson stated, as long as there is a foreign occupation force in the country there will always be insurgents.
Originally Posted by js12
You have to ask yourself, was everything in Iraq necessary?
yes. For military munitions corparations which made a killing off the sales of arms because of this war.