By having American troops leave Afghanistan on a planned date we are saying bye, bye to the future of its good people and welcoming in those that would do them and us harm. Yes, we probably can’t stay there forever although one wonders about our bases in South Korea and Germany way after the conflicts ended there. Yet telecasting a certain exit date only allows our enemy to build up their strength to push their own version of the fall of Saigon. We instead could keep “contractors” who have the experience to train the Afghan military to fight their own battles and utilize small corps of the military to train the locals on how to defend their own territory. Afghanistan might feel like a lost cause because of the treasure and life’s we have lost over there but G-D forbid those that did us harm come back to power. That is something we should all fear no matter what the cost we have to bear.