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The only reason we can have any military presence in Afghanistan is because of the neighboring countries.

But why invade Afghanistan at all if not for the likely presence of bin Laden and cohorts. Remember this occurred directly after 9/11.

Now what if I asked you to find a specific needle in Nebraska. Wouldn't you think it funny if others questioned your resolve when you were unsuccessful there?

I would certainly be able to laugh at the failure, yes. You're saying that the troops were sent on a laughably impossible mission?
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