Why are we in Afghanistan?

Perhaps some readers can tell me why we are in Afghanistan?  We are spending billions of dollars fighting in a country that has no strategic importance to the United States.  Gosh, it doesn't even have oil reserves!!  Could it be we are still looking for Osama, notwithstanding most reports that he is in Pakistan?  Honestly, why we are wasting money and American lives in this poor excuse for a country totally escapes me.  The Russians learned the hard way when they has to get out after an attempt to tame the natives. When will we learn?

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