Speaking with an elder recently and he suggested that the only way to fix the problem in his country was to kill every person over the age of 12, including himself. We've joked about it before amongst ourselves, but to hear a respected afghan say it shocked me. At this point, it's just about getting the Afghan people to fight for their own country. Problem is, though, not many are willing to do that. They are scared. We offer them weapons for protection, they make excuses. We offer them a job to protect their own village and families from the bad guys, they make excuses of why they cannot. These people are so used to getting their ass beat that they don't remember how to stand up for themselves. It's not hard to motivate one person, but to motivate a country....hope there is a swimming pool at my site when I'm over here in 2020..