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    Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

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    KABUL, Oct. 4 (Reuters) - Eight U.S. troops were killed in battle after tribal militia attacked two combat outposts in a remote area in eastern Afghanistan, the military said on Sunday, the deadliest battle for U.S. troops in more than a year.

    Two Afghan soldiers were also killed in the battle, which took place in a remote area from which U.S. forces had already announced plans to withdraw as part of commander General Stanley McChrystal's strategy to focus his forces on population centres.

    Saturday's attacks were launched by militia in Nuristan province from a local mosque and a nearby village on two joint NATO and Afghan outposts, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said. The NATO troops in the area are American.

    "My heart goes out to the families of those we have lost and to their fellow soldiers who remained to finish the fight," Colonel Randy George, commander of the U.S. force in the eastern mountain area bordering Pakistan, said in the statement.

    "This was a complex attack in a difficult area. Both the U.S. and Afghan soldiers fought bravely together. I am extremely proud of their professionalism and bravery."

    The statement added: "coalition forces' previously announced plans to depart the area as part of a broader realignment to protect larger populations remains unchanged."
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    Re: Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
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    Re: Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

    Meanwhile,


    Obama continues to consider the
    General's request for more troops.



    Poor thing must be worn to a frazzle after that whole Olympics thing.

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    Re: Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Meanwhile,


    Obama continues to consider the
    General's request for more troops.



    Poor thing must be worn to a frazzle after that whole Olympics thing.

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    You think Obama should ignore the those in the pentagon, including the chief of staff of the army, who have questions or think more troops is a bad idea, and just commit troops in a hurry, who still would not be there to effect those dead.

    I prefer a commander in chief who spends time on a problem, and ignored idiots who think he should rush to action and waste no time turning tragic deaths into a chance to score political points.
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    Re: Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

    May they rest in peace.
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    Re: Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

    I am continually thankful to all those who serve and carry our flag with pride and honor. Sacrifice is not forgotten.
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    Re: Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You think Obama should ignore the those in the pentagon, including the chief of staff of the army, who have questions or think more troops is a bad idea, and just commit troops in a hurry, who still would not be there to effect those dead.

    I prefer a commander in chief who spends time on a problem, and ignored idiots who think he should rush to action and waste no time turning tragic deaths into a chance to score political points.


    I prefer a CIC who is decisive and has his priorities in order. The 2016 Olympics should obviously take a backseat the war in Afghanistan.

    PBO is the Commander in Chief. He needs to make a decision. It's his job.
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    Re: Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I prefer a CIC who is decisive and has his priorities in order.
    Funny that conservatives were defending Bush as he was playing the bandjo during Katrina. But I guess that is what you refer to as "priorities" correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Funny that conservatives were defending Bush as he was playing the bandjo during Katrina. But I guess that is what you refer to as "priorities" correct?
    I don't think you can make the comparison.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Eight Soldiers killed in attack in AFG

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't think you can make the comparison.
    I just did, the fact you don't like it is irrelevant.

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