Here's an excellent article on about what I've been saying all along.

Former interpreter says 'vast majority of Afghans' view Taliban as 'lesser of two evils' compared to the US

It all boiled down to culture, tradition and the wants and wishes of the Afghan people which we totally ignored. We tried to force our culture, our traditions and our form of government on these people which they didn't want.

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.