Afghanistan: Land of Conflict and Beauty. - John C. Griffith
Afghanistan: A Military History From Alexander The Great to the Fall of the Taliban. - Stephen Tanner
Three Cups of Tea. - Greg Mortneson and David Oliver Relin
The War for Muslim Minds. - Gilles Kepel
Here are four good sources to what is going on. Do yourself a favor and gain some insight. The sophomoric protests and nearsighted sensationalist loyalities that would have Iraq controlled by Hussein or in ruins right now aren't in our best interests when it comes to Afghanistan either.