Saturday's elections suffer from violence and chaos, with attacks killing at least 36 people, and incidences of ballot stuffing and intimidation.
Americans are still dying for a hopeless cause, while the general population pretends as though the war simply isn't happening.
A Taliban spokesman says the top target was Gen. Scott Miller, who NATO claims escaped the scene without injury.
Two Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Kabul, killing 25 people, including reporters and photographers who rushed to the scene of the first attack.
It was clear before Sunday's horrific massacre of civilians that it's past time for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan to end.
The American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, nine of them children, had already served three tours of duty in Iraq and arrived in Afghanistan for his first tour in December, according to The Associated Press.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, was fatally shot at his home in Kandahar on Tuesday by a local police official, Sardar Mohammad, whom Karzai had included in his inner circle The Taliban took credit for the assassination (more).