Two more U.S. troops killed by “gunmen” in Afghanistan

posted at 4:15 pm on March 1, 2012 by Allahpundit

One of the gunmen: An Afghan soldier. Of course.

Like I said yesterday, O’s defense of his apology as a utilitarian device to try to save lives was good. The part about things having “calmed down”? Not so much:

Another two United States soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday when an Afghan soldier in league with a civilian Afghan literacy instructor killed a tower guard and attacked with gunfire and a rocket the barracks where American soldiers were sleeping at a joint base in the south of the country, officials said…

The two shooters fled but American forces called in air support, and the two men were killed by helicopter gunfire more than a mile from the base, said Masoom Khan, the chief of police of the Zhari district in Kandahar Province where the attack took place.

The base in Kandahar Province is close to the village of Sangsar, the hometown of the Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar and the birthplace of the group. Mr. Khan said the shooters were suspected of having links with the insurgency.

Four other Americans were injured. Reporters cornered Jay Carney aboard Air Force One today to ask how calm things could really be when U.S. soldiers are still being shot in the back by their “partners.” Carney’s reply: Obama never said things were perfectly calm. Touche.

Here’s CNN’s report citing a source who claims the gunmen were Taliban infiltrators who’d been biding their time for a whole year. If you were a jihadi mole looking to spring an ambush at an opportune moment when the Americans have let their guards down, naturally you’d wait until the entire military is on high alert after a week spent dealing with murderous infiltrators. Wait, what? Exit question from Richard Miniter: Is it time to start handing out Korans as a goodwill gesture?


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Need to say it louder Obama.

Electrongod on March 1, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Halliburton!!

mankai on March 1, 2012 at 4:17 PM

We just haven’t spent apologized enough!

mankai on March 1, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Glad to know all that groveling is working so well.

Prayers for the U.S. soldiers and their families. May they forgive us for having such feckless and incompetent leadership.

AZCoyote on March 1, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Exit answer: Apparently, ‘Afghan allies’ is spelled ‘enemy combatants.’

locomotivebreath1901 on March 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Maybe if the O sings to them…..

Electrongod on March 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Is it time to start handing out Korans as a goodwill gesture?

No, it’s time to stop playing games and bring our soldiers home now.

JPeterman on March 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Four other Americans were injured. Reporters cornered Jay Carney aboard Air Force One today to ask how calm things could really be when U.S. soldiers are still being shot in the back by their “partners.” Carney’s reply: Obama never said things were perfectly calm. Touche.

Oh, well my bad. There I go again demanding perfection from Obama. I should be content with the fact that “only” 2 more US soldiers were killed. After all, it would’ve been worse had it not been for Obama. Isn’t that the same twisted logic he uses to defend Porkulus? That things could’ve and would’ve been worse?

Doughboy on March 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

O’s defense of his apology as a utilitarian device to try to save lives was good. The part about things having “calmed down”? Not so much:

That’s one of my biggest issues with liberalism. They can’t separate intent from results. They give credit for intent and intent only. In this case, reality is costing lives.

Yakko77 on March 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Unleash the military….go old school…

Oil Can on March 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Dammit, this is blatant provocation. But, fortunately, the US knows how to handle this– we’ve got to get in there and start issuing apologies. If the president and his entire cabinet travel to Afghanistan, dress in sackcloth, then crawl on their hands and knees from Balkh to Kandahar just to show how sorry we truly are for everything, then maybe these folks will stop hating us. And even if they don’t, they’ll certainly learn to respect us as a people who truly know how to grovel.

morganfrost on March 1, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Someone tell me why we are dropping billions on poppy dealers and goat herders.

rubberneck on March 1, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Screw the carrots. Bring out the sticks.

COIN was always a bad strategy in a nation with no sense of nationalism.

BadgerHawk on March 1, 2012 at 4:22 PM

“calmed down”?

“We’ve always been at war with Eastasia or Eurasia or something.”

- Ministry of Truth

Resist We Much on March 1, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The two shooters fled but American forces called in air support, and the two men were killed by helicopter gunfire more than a mile from the base, said Masoom Khan, the chief of police of the Zhari district in Kandahar Province where the attack took place.

No doubt Obowma will press charges against the air crew for violating his “Rules of Engagement”…

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“As President, I will pursue a tough, smart and principled national security strategy — one that recognizes that we have interests not just in Baghdad, but in Kandahar and Karachi, in Tokyo and London, in Beijing and Berlin,” he continued. “I will focus this strategy on five goals essential to making America safer: ending the war in Iraq responsibly; finishing the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban; securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states; achieving true energy security; and rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

-The Won 2008

Electrongod on March 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

The First Rule of Engagement: there are no rules of engagement…

affenhauer on March 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

See, I knew it, I just knew it. An apology alone wouldn’t work and I sent an email to the White House suggesting that PBHO apologize and get on his knees to beg forgiveness from the savages.

But did they take my advice? Nooooooooooooooooo.

Bishop on March 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Clearly it was not a heart felt or effective apology by Obama if he doesn’t bow along with the apology.

Haven’t you learned anything in the last three years?

parke on March 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

No doubt Obowma will press charges against the air crew for violating his “Rules of Engagement”…

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I’d laugh except I could see it happening.

Yakko77 on March 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Maybe Barry should apologize again? This time from his knees.

petefrt on March 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Time to get out of that sandbox. Bin Laden’s dead. Who gives a sh*t about the rest? +

shep29 on March 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Obama needs to make better use of that peace prize.

multiuseless on March 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Take a page from the Gurkhas, and this sh!t will stop pronto.

Christien on March 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Unleash the military….go old school…

Oil Can on March 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Never happen. Zero doesn’t care about soldiers except for photo ops.

dogsoldier on March 1, 2012 at 4:28 PM

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill

mankai on March 1, 2012 at 4:30 PM

We haven’t closed enough coal plants, dammit.

J.E. Dyer on March 1, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I’d laugh except I could see it happening.

Yakko77 on March 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I’ve seen video where a helicopter gunship crew was “required” to ask for permission to fire … on what was obviously a mortar crew of savages, in the process of setting up. After almost a minute, permission was given … the gunner opened up … and when a couple of savages made it out of the first attack and started running … permission was again requested so as to kill them, too.

It is, simply, the insanity of limited war.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Is it time to start handing out Korans as a goodwill gesture?

Goodwill ?
Aren’t we at war ?

burrata on March 1, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Like I said yesterday, O’s defense of his apology as a utilitarian device to try to save lives was good…

Carney’s reply: Obama never said things were perfectly calm. Touche.

As usual, concession and admiration for Zero.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on March 1, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Good thing it’s the Religion of Peace or else something bad might have happened.

rbj on March 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

The two shooters fled but American forces called in air support, and the two men were killed by helicopter gunfire more than a mile from the base, said Masoom Khan, the chief of police of the Zhari district in Kandahar Province where the attack took place.
No doubt Obowma will press charges against the air crew for violating his “Rules of Engagement”…

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Yakko77 said it too…no need for the / tag!
They’ll at least have to do sensitivity training!

KOOLAID2 on March 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Goodwill ?
Aren’t we at war ?

burrata on March 1, 2012 at 4:31 PM

War? Hell. It’s not even Islamic terrorism we’re fighting but “man caused disasters”.

War… heh, you’re funny!

Yakko77 on March 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Is it time to start handing out Korans as a goodwill gesture?

They are.

Does anyone remember how many people Christians killed when Obama’s military burned Bibles in Afghanistan in 2009?

Me neither.

Resist We Much on March 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM

The lesson is that when they’re coming after United States soldiers they’re gonna come after you. Eventually they’re gonna come after you as well. That’s the lesson.

apocalypse on March 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Is it time to start handing out Korans as a goodwill gesture?
No. Start handing out ham sandwiches and toilet paper with Allah’s picture on each sheet.

jb34461 on March 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM

250,000 metric tons of food to NoKo so they will play footsie with nuke talks
billions in aid and talks to swap prisoners with Egypt
apologizing while getting fracked in Afghanistan

this is what leading from behind looks like

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Two American soldiers were killed Thursday in a shooting by an Afghan soldier and a literacy teacher at a joint base in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest in a series of deaths as anti-Americanism rises following the burning of Korans by U.S. soldiers.

What happened to these killers, did anyone fire back?…probably not with the suicidal ROE the troops have to live….or die by. Were the killers even caught, or did they “get away” too?

Have I said yet today how much I loathe Obama?!?

tencole on March 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Either we send the aholes back to the stone age or we GTFO ASAP. I’m tired of reading stories about more of my brothers being killed by some 3-world savage who we have been trying to help for 11+ years

MyImamToldMeToDoIt on March 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM

That Nobel Peace Prize sure comes in handy!

Roy Rogers on March 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

This is not unusual. It has happened many times before and will happen many more times. The U.S. media focuses on the Americans murdered by Afghan allies gone traitor while all NATO forces are targeted. We had the first Albanian to die in Afghanistan murdered in the same way just before the news of the accidental Koran burning.

We know there are more of them. We’ve always known. It is part of the war. The more hype it receives, the more effort they put into it.

I tell my soldier before each deployment “Trust no one.” It happened in Iraq, too.

tuffy on March 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Ring that country with airbases, firebomb the poppy feild’s, feed Karzai to the wolves, and call it a good job!

SMACKRUNNER on March 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

The lesson is that when they’re coming after United States soldiers they’re gonna come after you. Eventually they’re gonna come after you as well. That’s the lesson.

apocalypse on March 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Well then, let our troops fire back!

tencole on March 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Instead of Shock and Awe, we have “ah shucks, I’m sorry.”

Flange on March 1, 2012 at 4:42 PM

How’d you like to be in a country where the first order of the day is deciding whether or not you’re going to have to shoot EVERY Afghan you encounter?

Oh well, a few more hundred billions, and it’ll all work out.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Either we send the aholes back to the stone age…

They are out of the Stone Age? When did that happen? Make some glass.

Dingbat63 on March 1, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Carney’s reply: Obama never said things were perfectly calm.

Don’t ya just love the cavalier attitude the Obama Administration exhibits when talking American soldiers killed in action?

Looks like the three page apology isn’t going to have a “dance in the endzone” ending for Bowing Barry.

Dusty on March 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Being from the South, I don’t quite have the admiration of President Lincoln as some others have. But I believe he was a great President and knew how to fight a war. Just imagine, a President like Lincoln and a couple of General’s like Patton and Sherman. Problem solved.

DDay on March 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM

They are out of the Stone Age? When did that happen? Make some glass.

Dingbat63 on March 1, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Urban renewal, in that cesspool, is just re-arranging the rubble.

But, a few more hundreds of billions will get ‘em on the road to civilization.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Time for two more apologies.

EddieC on March 1, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Been sayin’ it all along. The military would do it’s fallen brothers proud by walking away from “bad orders”. Get out of harm’s way so that the savages can do what they were ordained to do: kill each other. Let. Them. Do. It.

We don’t need anything in the ME. We don’t need their oil. We don’t need the empty-suit-in-chief, either. We need our country back doing what it does best.

HomeoftheBrave on March 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Either we send the aholes back to the stone age

They are already in the Stone Age. It is time to stop spending blood and treasure trying to bring them into the 18th century.

Resist We Much on March 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Can we pull a Michael Corleone and assassinate the heads of the 5 tribes or whatever before whisking every single last troop off to Nevada for some R&R?

EddieC on March 1, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Just waiting for The One to come back with another apology – you know because, like the benefits of ObamaCare, he just hasn’t talked about it enough.

Apologizing is his strong suit – he is clearly the sorriest President we have ever had.

NeoDawg on March 1, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Being from the South, I don’t quite have the admiration of President Lincoln as some others have. But I believe he was a great President and knew how to fight a war. Just imagine, a President like Lincoln and a couple of General’s like Patton and Sherman. Problem solved.

DDay on March 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Oh, this is SO true. The entire region would have been a U.S. territory BEFORE oil was discovered there.

HomeoftheBrave on March 1, 2012 at 4:52 PM

time for obama to apoligize again for our troops saving their country.

ConservativePartyNow on March 1, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Dusty on March 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM

.
These aholes in Team Ocommie can’t even pretend anymore to give a crap about the military. Shameful.

FlaMurph on March 1, 2012 at 4:52 PM

It’s about damn time we change the rules of engagement and open fire on these savages.

Barry Hussein Soetoro, your table is ready.

Polish Rifle on March 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Carter would have sorted this out better.

Bishop on March 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM

As long as they are rational everything will be ok. I say give em nuclear weapons. Oh wait, that’s Iran. I got my insaneiacs mixed up.

My thoughts w/ the families of the US soldiers senselessly killed.

saus on March 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

He never said, “perfectly calm”…… are you kidding me? What a flip and crass answer.

ted c on March 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s Bush’s fault…

…and don’t forget the evil mastermind Dastardly Dick Cheney…

and Blackwater…

and Rumsfeld….

and Bob Dole, while we’re at it.

hillbillyjim on March 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Give BO a little time. He’ll eventually figure out that apologizing was not the way to go, that Afghans will only respect strength.

When I realizes that, expect a strongly worded statement condemning the violence on BOTH sides.

/sarc (I wish, but this is how he thinks…)

SPCOlympics on March 1, 2012 at 4:58 PM

If it were Bush, this would be happening because we didn’t have enough troops in the country to pacify it, at least, according to our intellectual betters. Wait, isn’t Afghanistan the country where, once we closed down Iraq, that we could ‘keep our eye on the ball’ once again? what happened?

ted c on March 1, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Then there’s this:

Afghan government calls for trial for Quran-burning soldiers

PBHO: “I’ll send them right over, anything to keep you guys happy.”

Bishop on March 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM

After re- reading this – I realize that Team Oblunder has a jihadi F&F on their hands now. And, they better get those hostages out of Egypt or Carnhole will have to start pushing back real hard on the Carter II rap. What a cluster- eff !

FlaMurph on March 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Just watched yesterday “Rules of Engagement” and i keep telling myself If only we could kill all those ****** *******

The religion of peace brought to you by tons of dead body’s because you “offended” somebody

We all know that the vast majority of Muslims are good people just like most of us, But i am getting tired of the whole world going nuts because someone burned a Koran,

OrthodoxJew on March 1, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Is it time to start handing out Korans as a goodwill gesture?

Piss no. How much of our blood has been spilled, how many roads built, bridges, wells dug????? If those goat herds can’t divine an ounce of good will from that, the hell with ‘em.

ted c on March 1, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Korans for Clunkers?

bring in your ol’ Jihadi Koran and trade it in for a shiny, new one! Think of it as a Jihadi Stimulus Package.

#waitnsee

ted c on March 1, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Islam has a sack over Americas head and you are just tumbling from insult to injury while hemorrhaging treasure. I doubt the truth can any longer break through.

BL@KBIRD on March 1, 2012 at 5:03 PM

He never said, “perfectly calm”…… are you kidding me? What a flip and crass answer.

ted c on March 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Yep, kind of strikes a nerve.

DDay on March 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Over fifty comments, where are the lib posters for their take? Too complicated an issue?

arnold ziffel on March 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

He never said, “perfectly calm”…… are you kidding me? What a flip and crass answer.

ted c on March 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Yep, kind of strikes a nerve.

DDay on March 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM

No reporter can tell him that either. These are the “smart” people though.

arnold ziffel on March 1, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Then there’s this:

Afghan government calls for trial for Quran-burning soldiers

PBHO: “I’ll send them right over, anything to keep you guys happy.”

Bishop on March 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM

The UN is calling for the same, too.

Bashar al-Assad? Not so much.

Resist We Much on March 1, 2012 at 5:11 PM

This is completely Obama’s fault for not having apologized enough.

malclave on March 1, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Obamas “grovel ready” jobs keep piling up.

BL@KBIRD on March 1, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I still can’t comprehend Robert Spencer’s exit from this site. Some call him an Islamophobe and a hater; I call him a realist, and a treasure.

hillbillyjim on March 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM

The lesson is that when they’re coming after United States soldiers they’re gonna come after you. Eventually they’re gonna come after you as well. That’s the lesson.

apocalypse on March 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Well then, let our troops fire back!

tencole on March 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Or just be nice to them so they won’t wanna kill us?

apocalypse on March 1, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Thank you, Barry Ojesus!

———-getaclue at XX:XX PM

hillbillyjim on March 1, 2012 at 5:16 PM

DNC chair to attend fundraiser hosted by man on terror watch list

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is facing criticism for her upcoming appearance at a fundraiser hosted by an American Muslim leader who was placed on the Federal Terrorist Watch List.

Wasserman Schultz is set to keynote an annual fundraising dinner for EMERGE USA, a Muslim community group led by Khurrum Wahid, a controversial attorney with a track record of defending accused terrorists and associating with Muslim Brotherhood-backed groups.

Resist We Much on March 1, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Didn’t George W. Bush assure us that “Islam is a religion of peace”?

Can we trade Bush for Joe Manchin of West Virginia and a player to be named later?

This fiasco is Bush’s fault. What a turkey he is.

MitchFlorida on March 1, 2012 at 5:23 PM

War? Hell. It’s not even Islamic terrorism we’re fighting but “man caused disasters”.

War… heh, you’re funny!

Yakko77 on March 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

It started as a war,
now it is just community organizing .
And the sad part is Obama is using our troops to achieve his islamic goals :(

burrata on March 1, 2012 at 5:36 PM

hillbillyjim on March 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I remember quite well. A fear that HA might be tarnished politically if seen to be too focused on a scary/sensitive aspect of the real world.

BL@KBIRD on March 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

For every US soldier they harm, we should kill 40 of them and burn a stack of korans.

stefanite on March 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

This fiasco is Bush’s fault. What a turkey he is.

MitchFlorida on March 1, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Well, if you want to start passing the blame buck, how about Clinton, who didn’t take custody of the INDICTED Osama bin Laden? I’m not a Bush fan, but he “inherited” a nearly fully-operational 9/11, according to the 9/11 Commission.

Hell, we can even go back to Jimmy Carter, who signed the first directive for secret aid to the Mujaheddin, including one Osama bin Laden, on 3 July 1979.

“Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn’t believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don’t regret anything today?

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.

Q: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic [integrisme], having given arms and advice to future terrorists?

Brzezinski: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?”

Interview of Zbigniew Brzezinski Le Nouvel Observateur (France), Jan 15-21, 1998, p. 76

“Nuh-uh! It’s Bush’s fault! Bush’s fault! Bush’s fault! Do you hear me? He started it! He is responsible for the Fall of Rome, the Spanish Inquisition, my wife’s fat bum, and is the reason that my pothead kid flunked out of college, too! Oh, and he and Darth Cheney, personally, directed Katrina’s path and then flew black helicopters into New Orleans to blow up the levees because they hated black people like Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell. My tinfoil hat and Alex Jones told me so!”

Resist We Much on March 1, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Time to break out Marsellus Wallace and get medieval. These people only seem to respond to naked vioence. How is that even rationale or moral?

Screw them, leave them their lousy dirt. Our brave troops have more than done their fair share to give these people a chance. If they don’t want to have basic necessities to make a better society than that’s on them.

VikingGoneWild on March 1, 2012 at 5:41 PM

For every US soldier they harm, we should kill 40 of them and burn a stack of korans.

stefanite on March 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I think we’re in for some fun book burnin’ around the US very soon. YouTube, of course, won’t allow videos of that to be posted.

I wonder, whats the penalty for making cartoons of Allah, and then burning them?

2X headlopping?

BobMbx on March 1, 2012 at 5:52 PM

President Broke Hotshot Apologia needs to do more groveling.

profitsbeard on March 1, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Is it time to start handing out Korans as a goodwill gesture?

Hells no. The U.S. government shouldn’t be supporting, funding or propagating any religion, here or abroad.

Tzetzes on March 1, 2012 at 7:01 PM

How about shooting Korans out of rail guns into the rioting crowds?

They get free Korans and go to paradise at the same time.

Win-win.

profitsbeard on March 1, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I just sent this to Dear Leader at whitehouse.gov (and I don’t plan to fly anytime soon): Hey #2!07%: how’s this for an apology to the ragheads: “I’m so sorry that I and Dufus Biden hereby resign, immediately.”

As a retired Army Officer, I cannot imagine how I could expect any of my troopers to show up and bond with their Afghan brethren. In VN, I was real happy being in the Au Shau Valley where you know who the bad guys were and reacted accordingly. Then they moved our Brigade to Saigon and young kids, like your own back home, were real, potential enemy who often threw a grenade into a US vehicle.

If Dear Leader (and the Chain of Command) are going to keep apologizing for a non-event, then it’s time to get out of Dodge. BTW, has Karzai apologized for anything?

Dingbat63 on March 1, 2012 at 7:18 PM

One of the gunmen: An Afghan soldier. Of course.

So that would be one of our “Partners on Peace”. That’s what the generals tell the troops. I’m surprised that any general can show his face in front of the troops without being fragged.

VorDaj on March 1, 2012 at 7:37 PM

This fiasco is Bush’s fault. What a turkey he is.

MitchFlorida on March 1, 2012 at 5:23 PM

And Obama doubled down in Afcrapistan – 40,000 troops escalated to 100,000. The idiot generals wanted 150,000.

VorDaj on March 1, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I’m guessing all the Zombie Mohammad costumes ordered by service members for the base Halloween parties are going to have to be returned.

profitsbeard on March 1, 2012 at 7:59 PM

When this war started I wanted to start carpet bombing north to south, east to west. Finally I calmed down and thought, let’s just get the bad guys.

Now I realize they are all prety much bad guys. We could stay in Afghanistan for a hundred years and nothing will change. The British and the Russians found out and now it’s our turn. Time to start carpet bombing.

banzaibob on March 1, 2012 at 8:03 PM

The two shooters fled but American forces called in air support, and the two men were killed by helicopter gunfire more than a mile from the base, said Masoom Khan, the chief of police of the Zhari district in Kandahar Province where the attack took place.

those scumbags are burning in hell now…no virgins for you you devils..i feel so bad for our troops..being left hung to dry by our dear president

sadsushi on March 1, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Did two cities disappear?

kunegetikos on March 1, 2012 at 11:39 PM

It’s insane trying to domesticate a tribal culture that has arms for killing. Get out and stay out, ten years is enough of this madness. When we do eventually leave it will go back to its roots and our dead will be the payment for our stupidity.

mixplix on March 2, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Leave.
Leave now.
Leave right now.

Old Fritz on March 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Maybe Obama will apologize again.

CTpatriot on March 2, 2012 at 10:57 AM