No doubt you are young idealistic and in a protected position i.e. surrounded by green or should I say sand coloured people . You should try and remember that I and others were there first in the 80's and then again just before a mass troop build up - this was to prevent you from facing some serious fire-power. Whilst it it may be nice to think romantically about the warm evenings and the exotic people that live in Afghanistan - you dream on - and at your peral. I strongly suggest you start re-educating yourself by reading some history books, start a few hundred years back and you'll find that no one has stayed the course as occupier or advisor to the Afghans. In the end all were atttacked, tortured or killed, because thats what they do, thats their nature. I guess its always hard for people like you to imagine anyone being different, with different values but it exists. Wake up and smell the coffee or opium in this case!