re: #53 Destro
But you had also said that Afghanistan would have been better under Soviet rule, which is the same as supporting the invasion in many people’s eyes.
And as it relates to the Taliban, it should be noted that they did not come to power till years after the Soviet Union had departed Afghanistan. Back during the 80’s the Taliban did not exist. They were created in the 1990’s by Pakistan’s ISI as a way to control Afghanistan.