To Afghanistan? Um, what happened to 'I want to get us out of the Middle East as quickly as possible'?
We're sending more soldiers over there. It's stupid. Let's bring our boys back home- from everywhere- and leave the rest of the world to it's business. They're sovereign countries, as strange as that concept may seem, and we have no business interfering with their business.
But,of course, we're much to civilized and rich to just sit here!! Right?
No. We're much to indebted and problem-overwhelmed here at home to be running off to help the entire world 'stabilize'. Eventually someone will rise up and bring some semblance of order to the Middle East. We hope. And, if they don't...well, then they'll all kill each other.
It's how it's been over there for thousands of years. Helping them regain stability (which they've never had, so 'regain' is a misnomer), giving them money so they can research, isn't going to do anything but help them figure out more efficient, deadly ways to kill each other.
Just like in Africa. Those people are constantly fighting among themselves. Let's not give them technology so they can figure out more weapons. More efficient, clean weapons, at that. Yeah, that's smart.
Sometimes it's just so stupid. Why in the world do we need to be messing in everybody's else's business?
Mr. President, didn't your mother ever tell you to mind your business?