Any Country should seek what is most favorable to them.
And to think China as a power house will be doing the same thing in the years to come, which will obviously interfere with what is favorable to the U.S.
Which brings about the question as to whether or not a Country has a right to use force to obtain those favorable conditions, and even to preemptively take down a powerhouse such as China to prevent them from infringing on future favorabilities.
Read your history books. The taliban have extremist views, they are still living in the 8th. century. They twist the tenets of their religion for political gain and are quite brutal about it as you already know. They are women haters just like the extreme right wing of the R party is with the likes of Romney-Ryan.
These religious extremists need to understand and wake up to the fact that time waits for no man, for no religion. Time marches on.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius