wonder if they looked at these pictures U.S. Congressmen and Senators. America is an occupier, American troops are occupiers. They spent billions of dollars and ruined a country that will not recover from their residence the next hundred years. Result residence of the U.S. military are poverty, an increase in opium poppy cultivation and opium and deterioration of Afghanistan as a society and as a country. Is all this necessary? America shame on you American politicians, shame on you American soldiers shame on you
Not as if anybody's remembered it was in fact the American's in the post-ww2 economic environment who caused a boom in the Afghan economy with their mass imports of furs and other luxury goods from Afghanistan that led to a multi-million dollar investment scheme within their economy.
What you're infact looking at are pictures from Lashkar Gah - the capital of Helmand where the Americans constructed hydro-electric dams and effectively created a 'Little America' (translation of Lashkar Gah), hence all the Western elements. It was the Russians who sabotaged the whole effort in their invasion and reduced the state back to how it is now.