Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
Learn some lessons from history.
Maybe YOU should brush up on your history lessons. The Mujahideen =/= The Taliban. Just because they look the same to you - bearded Muslim Afghan militants - doesn't mean that they are. Our assistance to the Mujahideen in the 80s has not contributed in any way to the current debacle. On the contrary, it was when we lost interest in the region and turned our backs in the early 90s after the collapse of the Soviet Union, that allowed for the Taliban to emerge from Pakistan and seize control in the midst of the ensuing Afghan civil war, culminating in the mess we now face today.

If anything, the recent history of Afghanistan serves as evidence supporting a policy of the US maintaining more, not less, proactive influence in the region.