Warlords and drug lords run the country. The US is killing more civilians than are the Taliban. The drug trade is way up since the US invasion.
There is huge poverty and unemployment in Afghanistan now.
The US went in primarily for a $3.2 billion (USD) oil-pipeline deal. Hamid Karzai, the current president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, was a Unocal consultant. He signed the deal on behalf of Afghanistan.
Malalai Joya, a duly elected female member of the Parliament ousted by sexists and those beholden to the thugs running Afghanistan, has bravely stood up against them in Afghanistan by speaking openly http://malalaijoya.com in the Loya Jirga about corruption and sexism within the current system.
The Bush administration neocons have done a deliberately terrible job of aiding the Afghanis. They want chaos so they, the neocons, may continue using it as an excuse for their empire building and increases in the military-industrial complex.
The US allowed al Qaeda to escape, and even facilitated their escape, from Afghanistan, as reported by Seymour Hersh in The New Yorker. They did this so that the war would not end too soon—an age old war-profiteer's method. It started when the first war-profiteer got the idea of financing both sides in a conflict and even to give more backing to the one that financier wanted to win. The Rothschilds made an art of it. That's what's going on right now around the world.
The US neocons are this very moment funneling huge sums of money to al Qaeda (Wahhabi Sunnis) to balance off the Shiites. It is all part of the divide-and-conquer strategy but with the wrinkle of prolonging the conflict to wring as much war profits out of it as possible; hence, the neocon drive for the long war or even endless war. It's fiendish isn't it. That's because they're serpents—self-chosen spiritual offspring of the devil.
Woe to them. They are causing the wrath to come.