That was late 2001.
The USA has never left Afghanistan since. Before winning the 2016 election (with assistance from Israel and Russia), Bomber Trump tweeted time after time that Afghanistan was a waste of time, money and resources. After becoming POTUS, Bomber Trump announced he was pulling out. But then...oh, wait. NO HE'S NOT!
In 2001 the US media was all about Afghanistan.
There are exactly four journalists at the Pentagon briefing on Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/9UcYflYJn0— Idrees Ali (@idreesali114) 27 June 2018