Why are we occupying Afghanistan? Honestly, there is nothing there worth our blood and treasure. We went there to kick the shit out of the Taliban and that was mostly accomplished the first few weeks. We should pull out and simply return when necessary, like was done with the Barbary Coast. You don't need a permanent presence. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a89214ac-3ac4-11e0-9c1a-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1EKE2mgXP Has Obama ended any wars? Did he close Gitmo? Did he do a single thing he promised with regard to the wars? Obama = George Bush so far as conduct of the wars is concerned. The Left was bamboozled, snookered....tricked.