Here is a tale about "elite Afghan troops" who were slaughtered by the Taliban (I guess they weren't so "elite" after all):
When are we going to leave these people alone to determine their own fate?
How many are we going to kill or cause to be killed so that girls can go to school, or so that the people can have "democracy", or so that Western companies can steal their minerals, or for whatever reason we're really there?
This is all so sad, stupid ... and totally unnecessary.
Can you spell V-i-e-t-n-a-m? This will have the same outcome.