In 2001 everybody thought we were attacking Taliban and al Queida Afghanistan for all the right reasons. There wasn't a whole lot of political opposition to that war. They attacked us - so we responded with retaliation. But now public opinion has shifted. Lots of people want to "end the war in afghanistan" because "endless war is not in America's best interest." So we invaded our enemies in Afghanistan - never completed the mission of eliminating the Taliban - and 9 years later we've decided it's not worth it to pursue any further. Yes there are still Taliban in Afghanistan - but we'd rather not fight them anymore. I call that losing a war of attrition. And if that's the case, then was it a good idea to attack the Taliban in the first place? I think not. Is America really the great military superpower we think we are?