Once upon a time Afghanistan had Universities, Shops, Industry and Infrastructure. Now it is backward and oppressive. The Coalition is trying to help but they have to undo 30 years of war and degradation.
Have a look at this site - http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/05/27/once_upon_a_time_in_afghanistan?page=0,0
It shows what was and gives an idea of what could have been. Why did it all go wrong?