We haven't had a good discussion on this for quite some time. Why are we still fighting in this impoverished country that has warlords in it's corrupt government. McCain wants to put bases there. Obama wants more troops there. Other than the 2010 pipeline that will be built and continued through Pakistan I can't think of a reason. American troops will be fighting to secure an oil pipeline? That's not any kind of reason to be there. It was my objection to going there in 2001 ... the pipeline and a stage for Iraq. This is one time I hope Obama is talking out of his arse ... because we don't have any business there anymore. IMO ... we have no business being there ... none. The call for troop withdrawels from Iraq should include Afghanistan. Only a multi-national force should be in Afghanistan if the U.N. deems it necessary.