"We used over 100,000 more troops for Iraq than Afghanistan. Had we used that many troops in Afghanistan we would have gotten Bin Laden."That is one of the biggest misconceptions about the war in Afghanistan to date, just because John Kerry said it doesn't mean its true. After reading several accounts of the actual special forces who were on the ground in the Toro Boro region, I learned that larger troop numbers would have hindered the hunt for Osama, instead of helped.
Given the rough topography of Toro Boro, conventional forces would not have been mobile enough to have been of any use. That's why smaller groups of special forces, that were used to operating in such conditions, were used. A large lumbering force would only have given Osama more time to make his escape.
That, plus very little was know about the region, that is main reason why the Afghans were used instead of American troops, they were fine scouts. The Afghans knew the area, although they were somewhat untrustworthy, the military had no other options at hand. As always, the special forces had to try and make the best of a less than perfect situation.
So for Anonymous to use the drain on troop strength in Afghanistan to support his or her case against the war in Iraq is just wrong. The shifting of resources from Afghanistan to Iraq had no effect on the outcome of the hunt for Bin Laden, but that's just the opinion of the people who were actually involved.