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    US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    US deaths double in Afghanistan as troops pour in - World AP - MiamiHerald.com

    The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has roughly doubled in the first three months of 2010 compared to the same period last year as Washington has added tens of thousands of additional soldiers to reverse the Taliban's momentum.

    Those deaths have been accompanied by a dramatic spike in the number of wounded, with injuries more than tripling in the first two months of the year and trending in the same direction based on the latest available data for March.

    In total, 57 U.S. troops were killed here during the first two months of 2010 compared with 28 in January and February of last year, an increase of more than 100 percent, according to Pentagon figures compiled by The Associated Press. At least 20 American service members have been killed so far in March, an average of about 0.8 per day, compared to 13, or 0.4 per day, a year ago.

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Some observations:

    1. This is OBAMA'S WAR.

    2. US casualties in early 2010 are DOUBLE what they were in terrible 2009.

    3. American martyrs in OBAMA'S WAR in Obama's Year, 2009, were DOUBLE their tragic toll in the last year of W-Stands-For-What's-His-Name, 2008.

    iCasualties: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Casualties

    4. That's a FOUR FOLD increase since the WAR became OBAMA's.

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

    6. After months of undignified dithering and disputing in public with his own field commanders and Defense Secretary, our perplexed president finally resolved upon a policy that is equal parts exit and ESCALATION.

    7. After castigating Karzai as corrupt our clueless chief exec then called the crooked dictator to congratulate him on his coup.

    8. But by far most troubling is the sobering realization that while oblivious Obama ESCALATES Afghanistan the enemy he seeks, Al Qaeda, is IN PAKISTAN.

    9. The ultimate success or failure of obtuse Obama's strategy, therefore, is more dependent on the energy and efficacy of corrupt and incompetent Zardari, Bhutto's weak and wicked widower, than it is on the heroic efforts of the American soldier.

    10. The only reason we're over there in the first place is because over-his-head Obama made this "right war" so central to his campaign.

    11. And he only made so many promises he DOES NOT want to keep concerning the region because he needed to convince the electorate he was not your traditional anti-military, blame-America-first democrat.

    12. Our heroes face horrors in Helmand, but the head honcho's heart isn't in it.

    13. On the ground our grunts are required to operate under ridiculous ROE's, rules of engagement.

    14. Taliban terrorists are free to shoot our guys and gals, then drop their rifles and smilingly wave bye bye.

    Troops: Strict war rules slow Afghan offensive

    15. We are not allowed to take any offensive action against anyone who is not AT THAT INSTANT aiming a weapon at one of us, even if everyone saw what the combatant was doing 30 seconds prior.

    16. We are not allowed to move into a region without first warning the occupants we're coming.

    17. No night raids, no rough questioning.

    18. Before squeezing a trigger, you must first ask yourself, "What are my other options to resolve this without escalating the violence?"

    19. LOL!

    20. What, are we supposed to keep A JOURNAL?

    21. ROE's written by a Montessori.

    22. This is how we conduct OBAMA'S WAR.

    23. No wonder WOUNDINGS have TRIPLED.

    24. Afghanistan proved the Graveyard of Gorbachev.

    25. Despite the commitment of 200,000 troops.

    26. Despite TEN YEARS of war.

    27. Despite a ruthlessness of WILL, Hitlerian in hate, exerted by the Russians in the mountains Victoria couldn't conquer either.

    28. Contrast the USSR's with Obama's WILL to wage WAR.

    29. Worry.

    30. Our approach Over There is hopelessly half assed.

    31. And yet, ironically, tragically, OBAMA'S WAR is the only plank of the president's foreign policy still in place.

    32. Outside the theater, this administration has NO foreign policy.

    33. Iran, Israel, Mexico, Korea, Palestinians, Venezuela, China---our Keystone Klutz is comprehensively clueless.

    34. No answers.

    35. Just look at our relations with Hu---on climate, on currency, on trade, on Taiwan, on Tibet, on SANCTIONS, on Kim...

    36. On our reliance on the People's Republic to continue to prop up our spending.

    37. We're going backwards, we're diminishing.

    38. When's the president gonna change our image abroad---FOR THE BETTER?

    39. Where're the RESULTS from the reachout?

    40. US soldiers are sacrificing in South Central Asia for NO strategy, for squat.

    41. Tragic.

    42. Obama has NO foreign policy.

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    Yay. What are we supposed to say?

    This was predictable.
    You escalate a war, casualties increase.

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post

    19. LOL!
    Gotta love some one who is so wrapped up in partisanship he finds humor in a story about US combat deaths.
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    "19. LOL!"

    Look bro, I support the war in Afghanistan, I support our troops, I even support our President even though it is not the particular candidate that I voted for. But to turn this into a partisan thread about your dead brothers and sisters who are fighting in harms way is downright shameful. I understand you disagree with Obama supporters as do I, but I would NEVER use the deaths of our soldiers for a political point. I was disgusted with liberals when they did it and I will be disgusted with conservatives or anyone else for that matter who does it. I can sum it up in one word, pathetic. Have a good day, and I hope you learn from this.

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    on sunday, sept 20, 2009, president pie-in-the-face blitzed FIVE sunday talk shows, perhaps you remember

    he said the same things from the same chair to FIVE different puppets he had pulled in to the same roosevelt room

    For President, Five Programs, One Message | BlueRidgeNow.com

    well, one of the things obama asserted FIVE times was---he was awaiting a "top to bottom review" from his handpicked commander in the field, gen mcchrystal, which waiting served as the presidential explanation for all the "dithering" everyone was talking about

    furthermore, pieface proclaimed, when asked, that no one had yet requested reinforcements for the region

    well, it turns out that the NEXT DAY watergate wonderboy bob woodward, working for wapo, published MCCHRYSTAL'S SECRET ASSESSMENT that, it turns out, president pieface had been SITTING ON since august 30

    he LIED

    about issues of BLOOD-RED substance

    and bob woodward, of all people, EXPOSED the prevarication

    McChrystal: More Forces or 'Mission Failure' - washingtonpost.com

    it was very embarrassing, the president looked so stupid

    obama has NO foreign policy beyond his ESCALATION of afghanistan, OBAMA'S WAR

    he's in the WRONG place, al qaeda's mostly next door

    he needs zardari more than karzai needs him

    casualties are gonna get much higher in summer, just like last year

    afghanistan is gonna kill this president

    sorry

    have a wonderful weekend

    try to cheer up

    don't let ME get YOU so upset

    LOL!

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    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.

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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.
    Me, too.
    I wish for an end to casualties for both the Afghans and our troops.

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    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.

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    Re: US Deaths Double In Afghanistan As Troops Pour In

    While I am saddened by every death on foreign soil by our troops they are fighting for our future and the future of what has up to now been nothing more than pseudo-country and lawless growing zone for Opium.

    If Obama had any back bone or maybe a small desire to win this conflict he would tell Karzai how things were going to be done militarily and then leave the rules of engagement up to our Generals who know how to fight and hopefully win this war without interference from a bunch of idiots in Congress who don't know how to fight for anything more important than a dinner reservation.

    Needed changes will never happen because after all Obama bows to Muslims and never forget, in Obama's Book Audacity of Hope he said: I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

    So we know where his loyalty lies and it's not in the oath he took with fingers crossed.

    Karzai needs to get the word that he is in charge of the Government bureaucracy and nothing more until the Taliban are all dead or locked up for ever. Then he can take charge of security.

    We lose about 115 people on the highways and street of American every day to traffic accidents, and 45 to murders. These are surely unnecessary deaths that are at the end of the day meaningless except in the tragedy they bring to the families of those involved.

    So lets try to keep things in perspective and focus on what is needed to win this war and then clear the Halls of Congress and the White House of anti-Americans, so the job can be done with a steady reliable hand on the wheel of State.

    Bush didn't get it either so don't try that old blame it on Bush ploy. Just about everyone agreed we needed to go into Afghanistan and most knowledgeable people know it was done wrong and still is being done wrong.

    So let's go from there and get it done right.

    Our troops are dying while fighting for something they believe in and took an oath to uphold. They took their oath seriously unlike, Obama and most Liberals and even some gutless Republicans.



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