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Iraq veterans in Afghanistan
stung by Iraq’s turmoil

Washington Post, by Ernesto Londoño

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/5/2014 11:36:22 PM

Kabul — Col. Samuel Whitehurst had been consumed with work in the last days of his brigade’s nine-month deployment in eastern Afghanistan when alarming news about his former battleground in northern Iraq began to reach him. Whitehurst fired off an e-mail to the mayor of the Iraqi city of Samarra, who had become a close friend, saying he was thinking of him. Days after a band of Islamic militants took over Mosul and several towns in the north in early June, he got terrible news: Col. Gayath Sami, the Iraqi officer Whitehurst had groomed to run Samarra’s security command center,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/6/2014 12:53:57 AM     (No. 9912447)

They won the par and then watched Obama snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/6/2014 7:35:18 AM     (No. 9912562)

I admire anyone who can stand to remain in the military, seeing what they have as a leader.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/6/2014 9:24:32 AM     (No. 9912673)

Is there anyone who doesn´t think Obama´s policies will create the same result in Afghanistan? He is bumbling away all our hard-fought gains in the war on terrorism.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 7/6/2014 9:39:53 AM     (No. 9912680)

Those people have been killing each other for a thousand years. There is absolutely nothing over there that should cost the life of one of our people much less thousands.
We the People are to blame for this mess, we sit by and let uncaring politicians and military leaders sacrifice our youth for no good reason.
For my Viet Vet friends and brothers, haven´t we seen this before.

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