i just wonder the reason why bush went there and stayed. Does afghan have oil?
Ah that conspiracy theory. No, we went there to fight the terrorists that orchestrated 9/11 and when you do that you either:
a) blow stuff up and leave. Then the children of the people you blew up grow up to avenge those we killed so they attack us again, causing the cycle to repeat over and over.
b) invade and try to build a better nation.
We chose option b, but when polling data indicates the people there have no desire to become westernized, there is really little you can do. If they want to have a society where women are abused/neglected, where people can be stoned to death, and where young boys are brainwashed into adulthood to kill others/themselves so they can have rewards in Heaven, there isn't really anything our military can do other than secure our own borders so they can't come here to kill us. The only thing that can change things is 1:1 talks, heart to heart, to persuade them.
Regardless, I don't think the Afghans are going to get what they want. As soon as we 100% out of there, China is going to become the new police dog over there and they don't have nearly the restraint the west has. China doesn't care about conventions on how to handle enemies. Ask the Uyghurs. Ask Taiwan. Ask Hong Kong. Ask the Philippines. Ask South Korea. China wants Asia, whether through direct control or proxy control, just like the Soviet Union used to have so many proxy nations under its belt. We are heading towards Cold War 2. Hopefully, it stops at a cold war and doesn't become a world war. Right now, for Asia, it is:
The West + Australia + Asian nations of Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and India vs. China, Russia, North Korea. If China can get Afghanistan on board, and eventually Pakistan, and perhaps the whole Southwestern Asian branch (Middle East), that will tip the scales in their favor.