Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that American troops aren't in the same area? Dutch and Canadian troops happen to be in the absolute worst area of Afghanistan. No...I don't think American troops are better capable of dealing with that area. Canadian forces train your special forces troopies. We know they suck and can't shoot straight. Might be why the record for a sniper shot anywhere is held by a Canadian and done in Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kot Valley? Google that one if you have the guts. If not I'll post it here. It's 2,430 metres. 2.4 friggin kilometers which beat the old record held by an American sniper by over 200 metres. 600 feet further buddy and the target was moving!!! The previous record was a static shot and nowhere near as difficult. Every single member of our forces are trained to "American Ranger" standard. What does that make of American Forces not Ranger trained? Less. Much less.
I find it tragic that you mention air power in Afghanistan. Our first deaths were "freindly fire" from your air force bombing a clearly marked practice area and a few other incidents since. American air power is almost as bad as taliban tacitcs. It just plain kills people that don't deserve it. Way to go. Win hearts and minds by killing the populace with indiscriminate air power. The Dutch and ourselves win over the locals and your air power or troops kill them when it's safe to do so. News flash...that's not winning, that's losing. Your military is setting itself up for it's own defeat. The Taliban don't have to do much, you're doing it to yourselves. You are winning their fight for them, that has just gotta suck. Vietnam ring a bell? How about Iraq? Somalia is a good example of your calibre of troops too. How many did the locals drag through the streets as crispy critters? 18 wasn't it? That...is a lot of hate. That's more hate than I can imagine, yet it happened. I couldn't fathom how that could form in a human's mind but those Somalis really hated American guts. Why?
I bet you're a product of a brother and sister having some fun, aren't ya and it really confuses me why we keep trying to protect your nation's reputation. We really ought to just toss you to the wolves. Why not? You kill and maim us when we're fighting your war. Thanks. Thanks a lot. Never thought this would pass my lips, but thank gawd we're outta there in 2011 to let your country clean up it's own mess. Go nuts, just don't make the situation for the locals worse. Yeah, right.