So why is the U.S. in Afghanistan? Obama owes Americans the truth.
The truth here, sadly, is that the US and NATO military are here for three reasons, all of them having to do with private profit, and none of them having to do with the safety or security of the US or NATO countries.
1. The installation of oil pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil (mission singularly unaccomplished here).
2. The control of the drug trade from which so many profit so handsomely (mission very much accomplished here, to the point that the Russian government is openly complaining about the cheap heroin flooding their country).
3. The control of Afghanistan's vast mineral wealth (mission bungled severely, in light of the fact that, as reported at:
Karzai is giving Japan "...priority to explore and extract untapped mineral resources...")
So this means that every single US and NATO soldier who has been died or maimed for life in this meatgrinder has had this happen not to defend the security of their respective countries, but to extract wealth for private corporations from Afghanistan.
All the families and friends who mourn their dead, and grieve for those who have been maimed for life need to understand just why their loved ones have had this happen to them.