Here's what Republicans have been trained to say about Afghanistan.
"More Americans have died in Afghanistan in Obama's one term than died in Bush's 2 terms."
Yes, Bush took his eye off the ball and waged an eight year social engineering project in Iraq getting 4700 Americans killed there. Meanwhile the Afgan theatre of ops simply languished and let the Taliban regroup. An epic failure of Republican leadership.
Obama re-tooled the effort against terrorism by getting out of Iraq and bringing the fight to the Taliban in Afghanistan!