You keep saying we need to pursue measurable goals, but have given no suggestions as to what they might be. All you have to fall back on is weak ad hominems to cover the fact that you simply can't answer that point.
Also, this seems a timely reminder:
While it's touching to know that a family man was thinking about me very late on Christmas Eve (judging by your post timings) maybe try adding some substance to your argument for once rather than just acting like a child.If you're seriously interested in the answer, rather than in seeking opportunities to deride on the internet some stranger you've never met
What measurable criteria would you use for success in Afghanistan?