Lets remember why we are in Afghanistan. The United States was attacked by Islamist terrorists in 2001 leading to the death of thousands of people, including 11 Australians. Afghanistan was the terrorist base of operation. The government of Afghanistan and the terrorists were effectively one. If the Taliban are not defeated or at least brought under control, it would again become a source terrorist attacks against the West including Australia.
- From: The Australian
- April 23, 2011