Originally Posted by Minoosh
That's some real rose-colored optimism right there. Verging on fantasy thinking.
Afghanistan is where great empires go to die, It has been the subject of invasions by countries far more powerful than they are over and over again and those invaders all ended up going home licking their wounds, with their tails between their legs. Great Britain tried it three times in the same century, with the same results. (I guess they get props for perseverance, if not intelligence.)