The Taliban's recent Afghanistan offensive has been particularly offensive. Casualties they are inflicting are at their highest levels since the great biblical flood time of Noah. The reason? To disrupt the democratic presidential election being held in Afghanistan this Thursday.
As Obama's US Envoy to Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, assures us, the Taliban will fail. That's why US troops are in Afghanistan (as well as Germany, Italy, Britain, Japan, Columbia, Bulgaria, Guam, Greenland, Korea [South, and soon to be North], Spain, Turkey, Florida, Ohio, etc. etc.. et. al.) -- to assure democracy.
Dada would like to also note, with troops already present in Afghanistan, should the wrong winner be elected democratically, the US military can act to quickly remove, overthrow or eliminate the newly elected leader.
For America, democracy only works when the the right man (our man) wins. Screw the will of the people.