Deaths of coalition soldiers skyrocketed under the current administration since 2008. The current administration has killed more soldiers which were deployed in Afghanistan in 4 years than the former administration did in 8 years. One can only conclude wherever the war is it will make no sense logically and cause the death of as many American servicemen as possible. As far as spreading democracy across the world, if is an exercise in futility to try to attempt to install democracy in the middle east. They don't understand it. They don't want it. They will destroy any attempt at it.