BBC NEWS | Americas | Envoy urges no US troop increase
It is not being unpatriotic or disloyal to suggest that the USA along with all it's allies at present within Afghanistan are unable to finally defeat the Taliban.
Afghanistan is ruled by various clans and the National Government has very little sway over these clans.
The idea that the USA and allies can walk in and defeat what is essentially a guerrilla army is simply ludicrous.
These people simply fight in a local area then vanish like will o wisps only to pop up in some other area and start all over again.
To suppose that our gum or candy hand outs will affect any kind of Afghanistani's acceptance of foreign troops on their land is extremely short sighted.
Better by far that we remove ourselves from this country and leave the Taliban to take over if they are the only authority that can run this nation effectively.