Many people have different opinions on wether we should leave or stay in Afghanistan and Iraq. My opinion has changed severly after being deployed to Afghanistan for the better part of a year. Before I had that life experience I was all for US troops being overseas and fighting the war on their turf. After seeing the impact of our presence in their country i have completely changed my mind. They do not want our help to rebuild their country or provide security from the taliban. Their number one interest is money and how much we are going to give them. They will act as if they are on our side and tell us what they think we want to hear. Yet as soon as we leave, the Afghanistan citizens are conspiring with the taliban and giving them information on our location and movements. Also we are not there to fight a war. We are performing more of a police action than being soldiers in a war. The rules of engagment are so ridiculously strict that to fire upon the enemy you pretty much have to get shot yourself. I believe for our troops to be successful you have to let them do what they are best at, which is not worrying about collateral damage and public relations with the civilians. Until these things change I dont think our troops should be over there. We are spending billions of dollars and losing several men and women every year for the improvement of nothing.