While wasting lives and treasure in the process. I don't get it either. Honestly, our supposed "friends" in the region are no less stone-age and barbaric than our enemies are and as far as I'm concerned, there isn't a single one of them worth another drop of American blood.
Agreed. we were originally there to clean up after 9/11. There was the Colin Powell ‘doctrine’ of “you break it you fix it”. So we got into nation re-building and security. I think we need to move to a doctrine of “break, leave, re-break as necessary”