Times they change
Dear Reader you probably know why the NATO is in Afghanistan?
Well it's to fight terrorism. We know the worst we can imagine is that the Taliban will rule again.
Feel free to check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan
And there we can read:
". The US viewed the conflict in Afghanistan as an integral Cold War struggle, and the CIA provided assistance to anti-Soviet forces through the Pakistani intelligence services, in a program called Operation Cyclone."
The following page is cited also: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/24198
Now think about it. The Criminal Intelligency Agency was authorised be the president of the United state to "handle" that stuff. Well how would you name something like supporting war in without beeing involved officially. The CIA works outside any limits, I guess the way things work is the president says something. the CIA hears and start acting. They can so without much control from any parliament, They even can gather their own finaces with illegal transactions (e.g selling drugs) So the US fights drugs at the US/Mexican border but the CIA is free to just ignore that. Feel free to fetch the Book "Liberty defined" by Ron Paul.
Now if you bee a soldier down in Afghanistan. Guess what you are fighting someone who was financed and supported by your own government, You feel that "thrill"?
The state never was the solution to any problem and you can see it's getting worse the bigger the state gets. In the end one really can day " you got what you've paid for..." Big government -> big injustice and -> a terrifying large number of casualties.