Originally Posted by mikesova
McCain said we could be there for another 100 years.
We've been in Japan and Germany ever since WWII, just not under conflict. I think you're taking that as if military presence is there, it means there's a conflict which isn't true.
The Middle East is the most FUBAR area of the world. They've been fighting for decades, even centuries. To fix the problem, it isn't going to be done in a few years as we've found out.