"A. Filip" wrote in message news:anfi+3pjpg...@wp.eu...
>> The Afghans had neighboring Islamic countries to take refuge in:
>> Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and (maybe) Pakistan...
> It is fight (and seriously risk death) *or defect* .
> US-Afghan soldiers in practice run *from fighting*
> (judging bases shortness of Taliban blitzkrieg).
> Even *serious* mopping up should take *much* longer IMHO.
US-Iraqi troops were the same way. When the U.S. left, they took
off their uniforms and said in effect, "I was only in it for the money..."