Petraeus is right. Other than the two largest cities in Afghanistan, where the USA works with the national government for control, the Taliban, ISIS, and al Qaeda control the rest of Afghanistan. THE MAJORITY OF THE COUNTRY!!!
How long will their government stand? I give it 3-6 months and gone! Once gone, it becomes a haven for terrorism once again.
George Bush, a weak minded POTUS, squandered USA blood and treasury with his approach in Afghanistan. He had no idea what to do. NONE! I am sorry, but the single greatest attack upon the USA, and he approached it with Marshall Plan stupidity. I am not a war hawk, but I believe in destroying enemies. So badly so, they never give anyone trouble again. Bush failed at this miserably.
So Biden pulls us out, 3-6 months the Taliban seizes the government, kills everyone friendly to the USA and NATO, and back in the terrorism business again.
I say we tell the Taliban if they become a terrorist haven, we will nuke every city with a population greater than 10,000, or use a MOAB bomb in each. And if we do not have them in inventory, we start building them now for that day. It will come. I have no qualms killing every last Afghani. None!!! Now that is an object lesson for our enemies that should have happened post 9/11, but we got Bush's tea and crumpets.