July 22nd, 2010
10:05 AM ET

Photo spotlight: On patrol in Kandahar

A young Afghan shepherd watches U.S. soldier Trebor Moore on patrol in the Dand district of Kandahar province this week. NATO and the U.S. forces have turned their focus to the Taliban's southern stronghold of Kandahar province for an upcoming offensive.


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  1. ezadeen

    you are admiring a punch of murderers. do not cry when we come to your towns and streets and blow up your brains just the same way you are doing to our brothers in Iraq, Afghnistan and Pakistan.

    September 2, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. ezadeen

    GET OUT of our MUSLIM land and leave the wealth to its people. You westners PIGS are a punch of thiefs no more no less.

    September 2, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hashmat

    daily our innocent ppl get killed. see the girl crying thats the result being in afg. ahahahahahh

    August 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hashmat

    bloody bush and bloody obama u bloody americans bright the war into our land afg. thats for sure u will face the music same like russians rememba that. on the name of human rights came to afg, but killing innocent ppl. get out of our country befor its too late for u

    August 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. No american in support

    All military are killers, in the military you are fair game to be killed just as you have signed up to be a killer, no military, no wars!

    July 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. John

    If we are going to wage war the congress should declare war. Fight it to win it, putting the full force of the US behind it. Win it means our enemies are defeated, not build a country that looks like the US. What works for us does not work everywhere.

    July 26, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. PNAC

    The largest untapped oil/gas reserves on earth are in Central Asia.
    The "Stans" (example – Uzbekistan) all former Sovier satellites.
    Mega oil company Unocal wanted to run a pipeline from Uzbekistan down thru Afganistan
    into pakistan and to Pakistans coast, the oil then is put on ships and sold to China.
    Taliban in control of Afganistan says NO.
    We get 911 blame it on Bin Laden hiding in Afganistan.
    We tell Taliban to turn Bin Laden over, they say they will if we give proof.
    We have no proof, we invade anyway, remove Taliban and place Karzai in charge of
    the country. Pipeline good to go.
    Haliburton builds pipeline.
    Karzai was formerly on the board of Unocal.
    The fox is in charge of the hen house.

    July 26, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. PNAC

    Canada, United states & mexico
    are going to be folded together as The North American Union.
    Thats why there will be no immigration laws passed.
    Borders will be erased.
    They even have "our" currency picked out.
    Its called Amero.

    July 26, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. PNAC

    You do not control your government.
    Your government controls you.

    July 26, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. PNAC

    John F. Kennedy was going to announce a pullot from Vietnam.
    He was assasinated.
    Vice president Johnson escalated the war
    then decided not to seek re-election.

    July 26, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. PNAC

    Whats the best way to control a planet/population ?

    Military (DC – Pentagon)
    Financial (Baker street London)
    Religion (Vatican)

    There are only 3 places on this planet that are not controled by any country
    including the country they are in.
    See above..

    July 26, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. PNAC

    Historical fact.

    Prescott Bush invested heavily into Hitlers war machine.
    Prescott Bush is George W. Bush, grandfather.

    July 26, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. PNAC

    With all of the wealth on this planet we could feed every hungry person.
    But poor people are considered a liabilty
    they dont contribute to the wealth so they are expendable.
    Its called population control.

    July 26, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. PNAC

    The United States Of America
    has been taken over by The Federal Reserve
    and the world trade organization.
    The man in the oval office doesnt answer to you
    he answers to them.
    Your country and your military are just tools in an agenda.

    God help our brave troops.

    July 26, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. PNAC

    The war machine rumbles on.

    Iran is now surrounded.
    Afganistan – East (US troops)
    Iraq – west (US coalition troops)
    Azerbaijan – north (US, Isreali troops)
    Ocean – south (US, Isreali, German war ships)
    Saudi Arabia has given Isreali Air Force permission to use bases in North eastern Saudi arabia.

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the war Machine (PNAC)
    plan for a new american century decided we needed a new enemy.
    They created one and set it off with 911.
    You fell for it hook line and sinker.

    July 26, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  16. SrA Monty

    You know the Taliban reminds me of Nazi Germany only the taliban doesn't have a specific country that they run since we ran them out of the Government as far as we know... this is now WWII would have gone if we just destroyed the Nazi government but didn't destroy Nazi Germany.

    July 26, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  17. Sgt Jane

    Cant be a war if you cant actually fight it. Too bad "diplomacy" and politics rules and soldiers cant shoot....

    July 26, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Did you ever think about giving peace a chance,Sgt Jane???

      July 26, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
      • SrA Monty

        You know Jerry it is tough to give peace a chance when your enemy believes that everybody that isn't of the same extremist faith should die... it would be like a murder coming into your home and killing your family and you asking them why they did it and making peace with them....

        July 26, 2010 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  18. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    We have to learn to respect each other if we ever want PEACE in this World!!!

    July 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      It is true

      July 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I fight every Sunday for the Future of our Military and those that are vets today!!! The People that don't support Our Troops are the same ones that close Their eyes when the Politicians give Our Veteran land to Big Business and the Rest to make them Richer... They are giving Our land away for a $1.00 month for 100 years!!! But People like this don't care about Our Troops are cares about what happens when they get home...

    You People that wants Our troops home today... Have you ever thought if there are not enough jobs here now for the American People... That it would just add to more Unemployment in this Country!!! We have to clean up the mess there and the mess here before we bring them home...

    July 25, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  20. SSG Sal

    Some of you people are on the right track I was one who was held captive in Iraq but I got free now im free and alive its the one full of ambition that makes the world go round and for those of you with no point in life and just bash the government and talk down about the troops your not being held in the United Sates so you can leave we wont hold you here if your already not here then turn your tv off turn the computer off and get a life go outside for once and see what some of us fight for look at your family and see what we fight for other than that keep your disrespectful comments to your self we didnt ask to go we were told to and we did what did for our country's

    July 25, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      WELL WRITTEN SSG SAL

      July 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anabel

        I concur.

        July 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Evyonne Curry

    This soldier is my nephew Trebor! I am so VERY proud of him for what he does. Whether you believe the war is right or wrong, our soldiers and everyone that is fighting for our freedom, whereever they are, need our prayers for guidance and safety.

    July 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle Sheedy

      You should be proud of him Evyonne, he is doing what some people posting on here are afraid to do...stand and fight for the freedom we all want. There are those who will always be against that belief, but they are ignorant and speak only those things that they have heard repeated to them, not from their own experience. I am proud to be a friend of Trebor's and know that he has a good heart and he is fighting to eliminate those who wish to destroy us. All those who are in Afganistan fighting in our military are brave and strong and I am PROUD to be an AMERICAN!

      July 25, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        That is because these People think more about themselves than they do what is best for the Country!!!

        July 25, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      And we need to get out of Afghanistan as soon as possible!!!

      July 25, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        We will when they are ready to take care of themselves next year!!!

        July 25, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  22. Smith in Oregon

    The enormous Shadow Government setup by the depraved and corrupt Republican administration of Bush-Cheney shortly after 9/11 under the guise of a hidden 4th. branch of Government known as 'Dept. of Homeland Security, could very well be the sole one's calling the shots now in these wars, as long as American taxpayer dollars continue to fund them.

    It seems the fastest way to wind down both wars and insure more wars in Korea and Iran do not immediately start as America leaves Afghanistan and Iraq is to starve the enormous funding to America's Shadow Government. They simply cannot continue to function nor operate that gigantic complex under severe financial cut-backs.

    The future of America's democracy appears to literally be in the hands of the American taxpayers to chose to defund America's Shadow Government or continue paying a succession of power and ruler ship of America away from publicly elected officials to 800,000 hidden insiders with top secret or higher clearances.

    July 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  23. hodge

    i was in basic training with trebor moore hes a good friend of mine,, we are all praying for you come home safe

    July 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anabel

      Amen to that.

      July 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  24. bangash

    THIS PHOTOGRAPH TELL DIFFERENT STORY, NON OF YOU HAVE GOT THE MESSAGE IT CONVEY TO THE USA AND WHOLE WORLD. THIS SHEPHERD BOY WITH JUST A STICK IN HAND DO HIS JOB WITHOUT CARING FOR THE SOLDIER ARMED WITH LATEST DEADLY WEAPONS IN HAND. WHO IS RIGHT OR WHO IS WRONG THIS ONLY DENIAL-2 CAN UNDERSTAND

    July 24, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      WHY ARE YOU YELLING??? DO YOU THINK WE WILL TAKE YOU SERIOUS BECAUSE OF IT???

      July 25, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  25. pashtun

    kid in the picture seems 2 have alot of unanswered questions,
    soldier cant wait 2 get his hands on a beer

    July 24, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  26. nancy in Pennsylvania

    I have so much admiration and respecct for all our troops that fight for our freedom ! They give up so much to keep us safe. I pray everyday that all will come home safe but I know we will lose more. I just hope when it is all over that there is change and they made a difference.

    July 24, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      What do you mean,nancy,that they're fighting for our freedom?They're fighting for the MIC(military-industrial-complex)!!!And that's all there is to it!

      July 24, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        If you really believe that I have 2 bridges I'll sell you in Calif.!!! We fought the Iraq war for oil... We are fighting the Afghanistan and Pakistan wars for Our Freedom!!!

        July 25, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  27. Sheryl in Australia

    Please stop all the bickering and have a thought for all the soldiers who are just doing their jobs and pray that they return safely to their loved ones.

    July 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Don't you believe in Academic freedom,Sheryl?

      July 24, 2010 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Ever tried talking sense ?

        July 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Smith in Oregon

    1 Trillion America taxpayer dollars and thousands of American lives to protect sheep in Afghanistan's desolate lands?

    The mineral leases have already been largely awarded to China, Bush Mission one accomplished. Finalize the Trans-Afghanistan Gas Pipeline across Afghanistan to India and finish up Bush Mission two so America can leave that country.

    July 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Your right we have control of the oil wells in Iraq!!! But now we have to get the People that caused 9/11 and other killings of Americans!!!

      July 25, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
      • dindy Sri lanka

        well written Larry . we hate terrorism too. I waited till it comes to the correct answer. It is mid night passed in my country .one of my son just graduated from ocs GeorgiauUSA. who says everyone hates America.I have been to America nine times and they are the most friendly and freedom loving people. But it is a huge country and it takes more time to its countrymen to explore their own land..So how can they bother so much to worry about other countries in the world. Bin laden had once said that the us people did not feel for poor countries problems and had tried to justify his kids horrible plane ride into WTC. But the truth is US have no free loans like we Asians do.(forgive me for telling the truth) They have to work hard for their own money. Mummy and papa wont give dowries like we Asians do.wind storms and snow storms are big and some are homeless .Still they HAD TO watch planes too riding into their buildings.what is and where is the justice. If anyone fly into my land with wrong desire I kill them too before they kill my whole family. ( GIVE ME A Reply if the Dust Bin is alive)

        July 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • PNAC

        That would be
        Bush – Cheney – Rumsfeld – Wolfowitz

        July 26, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      What will bankrupt our country is not the wars!!! It will be the Big Corporations because not only are we losing jobs because of them... But we are losing the tax money they should be paying to us!!! If you ever watch the Tax Commercial... The Attorney are the reason we don't have enough money to cover our expenses... Billion of dollars are being lose because of what they are doing!!!

      July 25, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  29. WRL

    Anyone notice that the flag on the soldier's uniform is backwards? – print must be reversed.

    July 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • forgotten veteran

      the flag is that way to symbolize running towards the enemy, as if it was being carried on a guidearm into battle.

      July 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catie

      you're an idiot.

      July 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  30. forgotten veteran

    There was one day that we felt as if we had fallen. And on that same day we had all risen together. We stood together in support of those who left off to defend our freedom, defend our peace and way of life. Those who left knew the consequences, some knew they wouldn’t not return. We went to put our selfs in harms way, we went so that the only sounds later to be heard in america was cries of protest and how awful it is that we are over there fighting where we should not.
    Ladies and gentalmen , I am a former soldier , I have served both near and far. I lived by a creed , to defend my country our peace and way of life. Although wonded I was not lucky enough to die fighting for my country. And as I look at what is now, I would be ashamed for my life being lost. All this bickcering back and forth. I think is time for 100% encouragement and support towards our defenders. Life will be lost but life will move on and so will our wars. Shame and dispair to those who talk slander to our defenders.

    July 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • pashtun

      B prepared 2 hail china as the next superpower soldier. U sound loyal 2 politicians, changing every 4 years, owing china about a trillion dollars plus a budget deficit of 1.5 trillion and growing. Unless ur bigot and think US still has policing powers over the world

      July 24, 2010 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      These are the same People that probably would have called the Military that fought in Vietnam baby killers!!! They would rather support the Enemies Troops that Their Own Troops... They are either Muslin are sick in the head...

      July 25, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Quite possibly both.

        July 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Not Important

    Do you people who constantly comment on articles regarding the War in Afghanistan actually do anything about your apparent beliefs? I'm guessing you just post ridiculous comments everyday saying pretty much the same thing over and over and doing nothing to change the situation. I fight for freedom, so people can do and say what they want, so stop simply saying and start doing – or shut the hell up.

    July 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  32. head devil

    HEY AH. The word is JEALOUSY AND HATE. We do more in this country for blacks than any country in the world. We treat muslims with more respect than their own country does and how about the muslim women they love America just ask one. We never took any land when we have been at war. Just enough land to bury our dead. You arer a HATER.

    July 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  33. head devil

    jerry do really believe if they killed 500 of the soldiers they would tell that. Those people do not believe their own goverment but you do. LOL

    July 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  34. EOD8

    I guess you've all got it figured out, huh?

    July 23, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  35. AH

    And still the "Americans" (US inhabitants) ask themselves why is it that the world hates them

    July 23, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      I guess they must be extremely ignorant not to figure that one out,especially after Vietnam and Iraq and what happened on Feb.13,1991 when two U.S.pilots in a B2 stealth bomber dropped one or two bombs on an air raid shelter in the heart of Baghdad killing no less than 414 civilians obliterating the shelter and the American public acted as if that was no big deal.Enough said.

      July 23, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Doug

        Jerry,

        Intel and photos indicated it was an Iraqi Command Bunker. Not an air raid shelter. If there was uncertainty it would not have been bombed. We stopped the policy of attacking civilian targets to force a country's surrender after WW-II. That incident in Iraq was not meant to be a repeat of Dresden or Manheim.

        July 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Please Doug,do get serious!!!

        July 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Come on,Doug.You know better than that,I'm sure.

        July 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Squid

        Right, but when we kill civilians it is unintentional (I'm not saying some jerks out there haven't intentionally harmed civlians but right now that is not what we do.). The enemy on the other hand doesn't care who they kill be it American or Afghan, civilian or military. Don't put the mistakes and misdeeds of a few US service members on the same level as the entire mentality of the Taliban. We are not the same.

        July 23, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Come on Squid.Not you too.Enough of this nonsense,please!!!

        July 24, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I just love when someone makes their own history stories!!! Please tell us some more stories... I'm sure if you write a book it would be a best seller by Our Enemies!!!

        July 25, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Larry have you already forgotten what happened in Baghdad on Feb.13,1991?I haven't!!!

        July 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Real

      You have a southeast asian world view of the "victumhood" mentality.

      July 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • GDS

      Americans do not need your love or your pity, but we demand your respect. Anyone who disrepects us (see 9/11) will feel our wath.

      July 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  36. KATAR

    ???

    July 23, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  37. Stephen Real

    Kandahar is the poltikal center.
    Kandahar is were this war will end.

    A deep strike against the Haqquani network in Baluchistan, Pakistan is a must.

    July 22, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Real

      I don't want to escape.
      I want to do what ever it takes to go all the way.
      Counter Insurgency is not for the weak
      (and I don't see you as weak)
      or pathetic.
      It takes real strength and heart to work with the poor and the ignorant.

      July 23, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  38. PFC Castro

    we are all doomed until we find the discipline to will ourselves against our own animal natures

    July 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Real

      pathetic thoughts

      July 22, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Stephen Real

        Antique poetry is just that, it's ancient and just plain useless in today's world.
        I'm not trying to knock you down dude by saying your thoughts are pathetic.
        pa·thet·ic/pəˈTHetik/Adjective1. Arousing pity, esp. through vulnerability or sadness.
        I'm just calling like I see it man.

        July 23, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Even Animals protect themselves from those trying to kill them!!! Otherwise how will you stop them from doing it again???

      July 25, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  39. PFC Castro

    if what you say is true, then religion, and the ancient human nature that creates and fuels idealist extremism...is the true enemy. these ancient religious wars and fueds that you have listed are in a sense ancient political wars disguised under the structure of morality, that are echoing through time and modern history. what a beautiful picture. but shame on us hypocritical animals for repeating history over and over again...our only hope is that wisdom will bring understanding, then peace, then love.

    July 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sgt Lee

      I think you are both full of crap!!

      July 23, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      If everyone went by GODS laws the 10 Commandments!!! We wouldn't have had any reason for wars...

      July 25, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  40. dindy Sri lanka

    May God help both shepherd and soldier Trebor to return to their families safely!!!

    July 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Proud Marine's Mom

      My son just got back from Afghanistan, what he remembers the most are the children.

      July 24, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
      • sfhr

        that's the outcome of 25 over odd years of instability and war... obviously there would be more children than grown up males/men...

        July 26, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
      • AfghanKiwi

        I Just returned from Afghanistan, and yes the demographic is towards people under 30, there are very few older males. Very few.

        September 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Yahobi: Will you tell us what better way there was with out going there and fighting them like we are now???

      July 25, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  41. Daniel-2

    Too bad the Communists failed to triumph here 25 years ago.Today this unnecessry war wouldn't be going on and there'd be no Taliban and no corrupt government in Kabul!!!

    July 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • alf67

      Unnecessary war seriously did u forget about september 11 already.

      July 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Grimlock

        1. Commie.

        2. What he said, regarding 9/11.

        July 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • dsjr0311

        it seems like a lot of America has. Outta sight Outta mind.

        July 24, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • hanh

      no they would still be there, just with a few less rpgs, and US military training. theyd just mirror iran.

      July 25, 2010 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Really you rather be under the Communist than America??? Go to Russia and you can get your wish!!! We sure rather have our freedom here...

      July 25, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Thought you might like to read this letter to the editor of a British national newspaper. Ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a letter?.
      Written by a housewife, to her daily newspaper. This is one ticked off lady.

      'Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores in July 2002, and in New York Sept 11/2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

      Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day in London , and in downtown Manhattan , and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

      Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

      And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

      I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11 and 7/7.

      I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan

      I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

      I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

      I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

      I'll care when the British media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

      In the meantime, when I hear a story about a British soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:

      I don't care.

      When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take this to the bank:

      I don't care.

      When I hear that a prisoner – who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and 'fed special food' that is paid for by my taxes – is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:

      I don't care.

      And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.' Well, believe me!! you guessed it ......

      I don't care!!

      If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behaviour!

      If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great country! And may I add:

      'Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. Our soldiers don't have that problem.'

      I have another quote that I would like to add, AND.......I hope you forward all this.

      Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

      1. Jesus Christ

      2. The British Soldier.

      3. The Canadian Soldier.

      4. The US Soldier, and

      5. The Australian Soldier

      One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom.

      YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS THIS ON, AS MANY SEEM TO FORGET ABOUT ALL OF THEM.

      AMEN!

      GIVE THIS LADY A STANDING OVATION.
      SHE HAS INDEED TICKED ALL THE BOXES

      July 26, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Anabel

        Bravo!

        July 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • john

        #@eakin AWESOME!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE TYPE OF MENTALITY THAT MAKES AMERICA THE LAND OF THE FREE!!!! THE REASON WHY IN LATE 19TH CENTURY AND EARLY 20TH , MILLIONS OF PPL MIGRATED TO THIS SOIL! RED, WHITE, BLUE!!!! TRUE AMERICAN BLOOD!!!!

        August 19, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Che

      during the russian occupation whose side would the nothern alliance be on ... and whose side would Karzai be on??

      July 31, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |