the politicians keep us tied down in the graveyard of empires through constant assurances that we're "winning" -- or at the very least we're achieving "success". here a compendium of the opposite viewpoint:
Kabul: a city of suicide bombs and terrorist spectaculars - Telegraph: Kabul, the Afghan capital and home to thousands of expatriates, is often the target of high-profile terrorist attacks
now that markets are tanking, is there any chance that we'll bring our troopers home, and put the money we waste in far-off lands to better use? or will foreign adventures been seen as a politically palatable form of economic stimulus?