What? You really think it's all about liberating some poor saps in Afghanistan that been that way for the last few millennia? Not even the soviets that could deal with heavy losses could take over Afghanistan, neither the brits with their strategies and mixed armies after nearly taking over quarter of the world. Even Alexander the Great avoided them. And now USA is there just of pure altruism? Stop watching fox news, talibans are not alqaeda. Iraq really needed that liberation so that USA and the brits could get all those nice contracts.