Bottom line is we are there because the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan was a human rights issue
We do not go to war for "Human Rights Issues". Never have.
We went there because of 9/11
Because they chose to ignore our demands on handing over Bin Laden
To destroy Al-Quaeda
To stop the Opium production (this ones pretty funny)
Not to mention the prospect of oil....which turned into a doozy
We slapped the Taliban down out of power....which are now back on the rise
Afghanistan was already nothing more than rubble and with our attack (justified or not) it became dust. Since Bin Laden was not captured, Al-Qaeda not destroyed and the opium industry flowing once again...as well as the Taliban doing fairly well again...I can't imagine why you believe we are there for human rights issues. Rebuilding and restructuring a country after being involved in warfare....and as we know they still are in the midst of warfare....is only a natural process not a humanitarian crisis we wanted to help change.
In this whole messy affair I only place value on the schools that are being built where both genders get to attend. The right to education for both sexes in my view is the only real hope the Afghans have to make a difference within their own country. I simply hope that we can help establish this over the long run.