QUOTE(iamcrazy @ Mar 4 2009, 05:52 PM)
Drug trade has flourished now that they are in.
and no, not matter what this war was NOT justified. The lives of those who have died since the war did not die for this cause.
who are u talking about and which cause?
i think going there was a waste of money in the first place...and we shouldnt have bothered invading cos of the financial cost and the inevitable death toll...in addition our actions have "radicalised" a bunch of neutrals, who know see britain/america as some big enemy more than ever, look at the london bombings for example. the idea that we'd 'catch the terrorists' with america was just pie in the sky...it was merely a knee-jerk reaction to spill some blood in revenge for 9/11.
but now that we are there, we need to make sure that we do what we can to stop the taliban. this is because the goodwill has been lost already, and even if we come out now, it wont exactly be restored. so those neutrals who've been 'radicalised' arent going to disappear. they're plotting to blow us up; leaving afghanistan isnt going to make too much difference, besides we're still in iraq anyway so unless we leave both regions, the radicalised group arent going to disappear.
so, yea this war is not justified...but its now a case of making the best out of a bad situation. and for me that is to eradicate the taliban...
and the poppy trade is always flourishing...at least this way we might have a chance to stop it.