I call it an occupation because there really are no battles. Casualties are all but non existent. I don’t believe that we are engaging in offensive operations anymore (I could be wrong).
Obviously the President want’s out. A peace treaty has been signed with the Taliban. We will probably be gone soon. Do I trust the Taliban? Not for a second. They could attempt to seize power the moment we leave.
But we have won the war. It was won years ago. Our original mission in Afghanistan was to kill everyone involved with 911 and eliminate their ability to strike us. We have certainly done that. We have introduced tens of thousands of Al Qaeda and Taliban to Allah. Game over, we won. What we were not told is that we would not leave until we had installed a secure government, friendly to the U.S. That became the goal AFTER we killed those involved with 911.
So is it time to get out? I’m leaning toward yes. But I’m still a little uneasy about it. Should we stay or leave?