Beats me. But make no mistake, it's now Obama's war. It's amazing how the media is complicit in not reporting the horrors of it. So different from when a Republican is in office. That's why Democrats are more prone to make wars. Kennedy took Eisenhower's special forces in Vietnam and turned it into something else. LBJ escalated it far beyond what a Republican would have done. The Korean War--Truman. The War to end all wars? Didn't Woodrow Wilson promise to keep us out of it six months before during his election? I never understood Obama's desire to focus our attention there, when it was Iraq that al Qaeda coveted. For those who can't differentiate a third world mud hut country where the average women has eight children from a country with electricity and dams and mechanized armor, well, you need to read Charles Krauthammer more. There are soldiers dying in Afghanistan. I'm just not sure for what.