Hello. I joined this forum because i want to ask you americans some questions. 1. Why is there actually a question whether you have done well or not in Afghanistan, considering Al Qaeda(a terrorist organization, not governmental) "just" killed a few thousand of you compared to how many american and other nations troops have killed in Afghanistan? In my view, none of the killings of innocents in USA justify the damage done in Afghanistan. The truth is (you may be not served these news in the US) that the entire operation has failed, compared to what the operation was actually about! There is no more peace in Afghanistan today than before. Except a few places, but those are still controlled by soldiers from foreign countries! 2. Why is Israel any better than the Palestinians? Are they all perfect, or are you just told that they are? 3. Why isn't the 2nd amendment regarding weapons (I think it is if i´m correct) up for discussion? Are americans really that "fucked up" that they truly believe that carrying weapons is a peace-maker? These are just thoughts i make myself here in Europe as things are quite different, and obviously better here, as i watch the presidential debate. The more i look at the debate the more i lose respect for american politics, as do everyone i speak with! Its a joke! All of it!