arma virumque cano (et alia)
America should have realized that when the Russians were there and Americans were selling and or giving the Afghans military armaments back in the 80's. What now? Attack Iran? Failed in Iraq, failed in Afghanistan, failed in Vietnam. Time to stop trying to FORCE people with your ideologies when these people don't want to change anymore than you do.
There's a very valid viewpoint that says they have not failed at all.The U.S. is now recognized as the "madman" (remember when we used to call China that name?) in international affairs and it's known that the U.S. will do anything to anyone who interferes with its ability to pursue its aims. High and low.So, you say they failed. And others say "Is U.S. out of Iraq? Afghanistan? Libya (CIA presence)? Syria (CIA trains so-called liberals against President Assad)?"Get ready. The questions will begin soon about Iran. And the U.S. is never leaving those gold-plated bases.Love ya,S
I'm afraid you're right, Suzan.