We spend time, energy, resources, and the lives of many to leave the country as bad or worse than it was.
IMO the last war that Americans fought that improved the world & some of its people was World War II (Congress has not authorized a war since World War II). Armed conflicts, hostilities, since then have left a bad taste in the mouths of US citizens as well as a stink of failure.
Was 20 years of relative freedom worth the cost? We should ask them.
If they keep regressing, the Taliban will take to caves except no gorgeous cave art s allowed because that would offend their religion. They must loathe themselves as much as they loathe women.
How a country that treats it’s women so badly can expect to survive, let alone prosper, is beyond me.