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Suicide bombers attack U.S. base in Afghanistan
Reuters, by Rafiq Shirzad

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Posted By:M2, 12/2/2012 10:50:05

Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major U.S. base in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing five people in a brazen operation that highlighted the country´s security challenges ahead of the 2014 NATO combat troop pullout. Local police officials said bodies in Afghan police and military uniforms were scattered around the entrance of the airfield in the eastern city of Jalalabad after a two-hour battle. A Taliban spokesman said the militant group had launched the 6 a.m. assault.

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Is Obama AWOL again or just twirling his golf clubs in Hawaii?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/2/2012 11:11:26     (No. 9044421)

What is this "Afghanistan"?

Obama rarely utters the word, never mentions that Americans are being killed and grievously wounded there, never mentions what our objectives versus the costs are, and does not frequent the military hospitals where the wounded are struggling to regain their lives. If Obama does happen to mention the word, it is only to claim credit for ending something in 2014 or applying the non-existent "savings" to his fiscal mess.

Obama once said something about Afghanistan as the good war, the war we took our eyes off of, but that was when an evil president was in charge. He has said little about it since then.

The $8 to $12 million taxpayer expense for his 20 day vacation should be directed to the Wounded Warriors Project,



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Reply 2 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 12/2/2012 11:22:09     (No. 9044439)

Our country is unwilling to do what is necessary to defeat the Taliban so we should get out now and not waste another life.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/2/2012 11:26:54     (No. 9044447)

Cowards and barbarians...we need to place them back in the Stone Age before we leave...this is what happens when your government shows the world that you are weak...sequestration, you go O, and cut the defense budget, more sooner than later you´ll realize that you cannot project power when needed...oh well those who ignore history are gonna repeat it!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kar120c, 12/2/2012 11:56:38     (No. 9044496)

Had dinner last night with family - including my 30 something nephew (my Godson, actually), a member of the US Air Force, just back form Afghanistan.

We spoke later, in private. He did not give details, but he indicated that what we are doing there will be shown, ultimately, to be futile.

He did not give many specifics (he has a highly dangerous and specialized job), but I remember feeling grateful that he is back.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/2/2012 1:26:21 PM     (No. 9044612)

I´ve got good friends at J´bad.

They get hit all the time.... this is just a little bigger than usual.

Bring ´em all home now !!!

The bad guys are planning another ´fall of Saigon´ if we don´t get ugly and bug out.

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