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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    our ridiculous, laughable, absurdly wrong minded ROE's put our heroes' lives at risk, nato and afghan military officials explicitly concede

    NATO and Afghan military officials say killing militants is not the goal of a 3-day-old attack to take control of this Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. More important is to win public support.

    They acknowledge that the rules entail risk to its troops, but maintain that civilian casualties or destruction of property can alienate the population and lead to more insurgent recruits, more homemade bombs and a prolonged conflict.
    "I understand the reason behind it, but it's so hard to fight a war like this," said Lance Cpl. Travis Anderson, 20, of Altoona, Iowa. "They're using our rules of engagement against us," he said, adding that his platoon had repeatedly seen men drop their guns into ditches and walk away to blend in with civilians.

    If a man emerges from a Taliban hideout after shooting erupts, U.S. troops say they cannot fire at him if he is not seen carrying a weapon — or if they did not personally watch him drop one.

    What this means, some contend, is that a militant can fire at them, then set aside his weapon and walk freely out of a compound, possibly toward a weapons cache in another location. It was unclear how often this has happened. In another example, Marines pinned down by a barrage of insurgent bullets say they can't count on quick air support because it takes time to positively identify shooters.

    "This is difficult," Lance Cpl. Michael Andrejczuk, 20, of Knoxville, Tenn., said Monday. "We are trained like when we see something, we obliterate it. But here, we have to see them and when we do, they don't have guns."
    Troops: Strict war rules slow Afghan offensive

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Using the deaths of soldiers to support your partisan blindness...

    Just when you think people can't sink any lower, they come out and dazzle you with their stupidity yet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Stopping the war wont end casualties. It is very sad to see soldiers dying, but we must finish the job in Afghanistan, don't let their sacrifices go in vain.
    we can't finish the war in afghanistan

    because the enemy is in pakistan

    pakistan has nukes

    pakistan is dangerously not real stable

    ms bhutto was assassinated in december, 07

    pakistan is the problem, pakistan is the point

    biden, longtime chair of senate foreign relations, always passed himself off as particular pakistan expert

    he's been warning, warning, for decades

    cuz pakistan has nukes

    well, when obama started to run for president he proposed some really radical alterations to decades of what had always been considered responsible, adult us foreign policy

    the most colorful, of course, was his crazy bid to meet with the leaders of iran

    without preconditions

    but another, and biden was all over him for this, was the moony pieface's pledge to GO UNILATERALLY INTO PAKISTAN if the opportunity to get bin laden were ever, y'know, presented

    Biden also calls Obama 'Naive' - First Read - msnbc.com

    since then we've learned that obama is conducting his very own secret war in his cambodia-equivalent

    School bombing exposes Obama’s secret war inside Pakistan - Times Online

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    This warwas unfortunaely abbanded by President Obma's predisessor. Some of you will automatically accuse me of partisanship for that staement but I do not care. What I do care about is that there arepeople who have claimed in the past that they are akways rady, willing, and able to have our country defend us from terrorism, al Queda, and the hand meden of al Queda the Taliban but now that a Democratic President is ready and willing to pursue the Afghanistan War the ugly faceof partisanship emerges and it's now "Obama's War".

    Well maybe, maybe it is Obama's war but it has to be because the administartion lead by a checken hawk VEEP abandoned a very major aspect of the real war against terror.
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    Why so serious?

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post

    5. Obama's course in the Mountains on the Moon is characteristically incoherent.
    Speaking of incoherent...


    If you need to make idiotic partisan hackery points, please find some other vehicle for it than the lives of our soldiers. Your blathering is as bad as the spittle-riddled ramblings of a lot of lefties that I read during the Bush years. Honestly, you're at least as bad as the worst of them.
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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    People who laugh about dead troops are bad people.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    escalation, lies, secret wars, fighting the wrong enemy...

    the worst of nixon and bush

    sorry

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    escalation, lies, secret wars, fighting the wrong enemy...

    the worst of nixon and bush

    sorry
    Well at least we got an appology from you. Now let's get one from someone who matters like the Veep and POTUS from the administration who abandoned the war in Afghanistan!!!
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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    This is probably the biggest consequence of increasing troops in Afghanistan. I have a few friends serving over there right now and every time I hear about our boys and girls dying I always have a bit in my stomach that it might be one of my friends. I cannot wait until our boys and girls come home and I wish them the best.
    I have a pit in my stomach evEry time I hear of any of our troops dieing whether I knew them, their families, or if they were perfect starngers. Every American's life is precious to me. I am not being critcal of your post but just amplifying the sentimate that you so well stated!! THANKS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    People who laugh about dead troops are bad people.
    AGREE!! I especially detest those who try to make political hay out of dead troops!!
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