yes, Russia had her chance to become embroiled in an unwinnable war, they had their Vietnam... and now, Afghanistan has the Taliban, or Taleban, or whatever spelling you want depending on what country/continent you are on... of course, the USA was somewhat covertly funding the rebels in Afghan, through very shady dealings with the former (and very dead) President of Pakistan, one General Zia, who was in a Pakistani military plane that was suspiciously blown out of the sky over Pakistan some years back... <br><br>~~~<br>"Our civil rights have no dependence upon our religious opinions more than our opinions in physics or geometry." --Thomas Jefferson