Which brings up an interesting question Greger. Do you think the Afghans suffered more under the Americans or have or will suffer more under the Taliban?

In a way that question is irrelevant, mainly because the Taliban will become the rulers and have their way with the people of Afghanistan. Which makes 20 years of so called nation building a total waste. Nonetheless, I think the people of Afghanistan suffered a heck of a lot less while we were there than what awaits them in the future or even today.

what will happen, will happen. But the bottom line might be that their future, the future of Afghanistan is to be decided by the Afghani. Perhaps we just gave the people there a 20 year reprieve. It all depends on how one looks at it.

The Taliban is out for blood and they'll have it much like Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge did in Cambodia. Killing or having caused the death of 2-3 million Cambodians out of a country of originally 7 million after the war was over.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.