We have been in Afghanistan now for 17 years. The reason we went in was 9/11, but Seal Team 8 killed the man responsible for that six years ago. Why are we still there? This war is older than some of my grandchildren and all of my great-grandchildren. When do we get out of there?
Alexander the Great spent less than a year there. He arrived in May 327 BC and left in March 326 BC after renaming a city after himself (Alexandria of Arachosia). The name did not stick. Soon after he left the Pashtuns gave it back its old name, Kandahar. But he was smart enough to get out of Dodge City in just ten months. Getting out was something the Brits and the Soviets learned the hard way. But that is something we haven't learned yet. We should rename Kandahar, maybe to FlatBush, or Obamaville, or Trumptown and then abandon the place.