Well, about 7.5 years ago a group of people who called themselves "Republicans" decided to railroad the American people into attacking, invading and occupying a third world country that had nothing what so ever to do with the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
They used the fear and anger the American people had against anyone who wasn't "anglo" and "Christian" who lived in the South West Asia region of the world. To heighten the fear they out and out lied about Weapons of Mass Destruction. They even used ancient intelligence documents that one can call "historical" if you'd want. Then they set dates that no country or leader would even consider to accept.
The end result was well over 5000 service members dead. Well over 30 thousand wounded. Trillions squandered. Shoddy work paid for by the American Taxpayer. And on top of that, the largest and most massive national debt the US has ever had.
All the while the head of an international terrorist group was allowed to "walk." We had CIA, Spec Ops and some locals there. Through air power and other things we had killed 5000 of his 8000 followers. Those guys had even captured one of his radios and would listen in to him talk to his followers.
Close to 3000 of our people died on Sept. 11, 2001. And the Bush Administration let him walk.
When the US was attacked at Peal Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941, the commanding Admiral and General were slowly roasted over an open fire by Congress. Their careers were ended.
Nothing has changed accept that the US Government has gotten bigger, fatter and more out of control
But we still have well over seven years to not allow what has happened in Afghanistan. I had a friend who is now on his second tour there, tell me a few years ago that if we did not increase our efforts in Afghanistan then we would lose all that we had gained.
Georgie was wrong. It's the American people's problem.