Watching Afghanistan, the lions last roar? on iPlayer. Whats strikes me is how much I still believe going to Afghanistan was the correct thing to do, I did in 2001 and I did in 2008 and 2011 when I personally went. But how did we bollocks it up so much? Why did we **** about and get involved in Iraq when we actually could have made a real difference in Afghanistan had we (US/UK) just focussed our resources on that. The Afghans seemingly really wanted us there in 2001 as we had got rid of the Taliban and were excited about the prospects of the future. Don't forget Afghanistan has not always been as mental as it was under the Taliban. I find it so frustrating that the withdrawal is for political reasons and not for military ones. We really did seem to have made inroads in 2011 and we will never know if another year or two years could have really secured the countries future. I hope that we have laid a foundation for a prosperous nation and once all us infidels have left the people will settle down and have a good life. Sorry if this is rambling just infuriates me not that we went just that we have come back on a whim.