so the USA should become the biggest thugs worldwide instead? We're supposed to protect people from those thugs, not become them. Occupying these countries does not prevent thugs from attacking. We've seen that all it does is breed hatred for the US and once we leave it all comes back out again.
I didnt suggest a solution. What i suggested is your analysis was simplistic.
The areas where the taliban is not in control remain semi decent. the areas where they are terrible.
So no worries about becoming thugs.
There is plenty of hatred for the US regardless. It happens.
Some occupations are successful, some aren't.