obviously, we got beat in afghanistan. it's actually the 'green on blue' stuff that turned out to be the decisive tactic in the war. people purport to be puzzled by the whole phenomenon; with a straight face, they're like 'after all we've done for them...' now, i do think trying to smash al qaeda immediately was both morally necessary and practically imperative. but, you know, looking at it from their point of view...we occupied their country, blew even more of it and them up, and unilaterally imposed on them the most corrupt government in the world.
also if you don't see romney all over this immediately, they are even more imcompetent than i thought, if that is strictly possible. this is, actually, defeat, which perfectly fits the picture romney wants to paint of obama.