If we have not earned enough trust in Afghanistan after all this time will we ever?
The US has been fighting in Afghanistan equally as long as the Soviets (if not longer) and seem no closer than the Soviets in winning. The Army and such to this day are still trying to earn the trust of the people to the point it is good enough to help greatly in defeating the Taliban and Al Qaeda. If after all this time the US still can’t or hasn’t done it, what makes them think they will turn the page and finally get it? If the shoe was on the other foot and it was them roaming our streets would we ever trust them? Some of you are lying big time right now. How many more years and how many more billions will it take to be trusted even 70%? The Soviets were smart and got out before all was lost.