Well, I have no intention of signing the petition but ...
I was watching CNN International last night and today, President Karzai is going to be interviewed by Christian Amanpour to talk about the 'what happens next' now that the announcement has been made that we will be sending more troops.
But they showed a preview in which Karzai made the statement (and I'm paraphrasing) that essentially, the U.S. created the mess that's going on over there by deciding to chase (and then let go) bin Laden for being responsible for 9/11 and started bombing the hell out of Afghanistan and causing a lot of the destruction and chaos that they're experiencing now!!
And I had to say ... hmmm .. well, that's kinda true! Not that Afghanistan didn't already have its issues ... but they didn't have these same kinds of issues that they're having right now ... bombs falling on their heads ... suicide bombers blowing them up ... being used as human shields ... that kinda thing!
In a way, I think we do owe them at least trying to clean up some of the mess that we created. To at least right the ship that we helped to capsize. And then they can sail it on their own.