September 1st, 2010
02:00 PM ET

2010 already deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan

 In only eight months, 2010 has become the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count of Pentagon and NATO figures.

At least 321 troops have died so far in 2010, the highest yearly toll since the conflict began nearly nine years ago. The previous high was last year's 313 American deaths.

Home and Away: Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

The deaths occurred during an increase of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and fierce fighting across the nation, particularly in the southern and eastern regions. Roadside bombs were responsible for many of the combat deaths.

President Barack Obama, who regards the Afghan war as the central front in the war against terror, said that because of the troop drawdown in Iraq, where the combat mission has now ended, more resources can be freed up for the fight in Afghanistan, including the added troops.

In his Oval Office speech Tuesday night, Obama said the United States is training Afghan security forces and supporting political solutions in the country, and plans to make a transition to Afghan troop leadership in July.

"As with the surge in Iraq, these forces will be in place for a limited time to provide space for the Afghans to build their capacity and secure their own future," he said.


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  1. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Are You the Idiot that has been using My Name??? If so Quit it!!!

    September 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I really don't care that You can!!! Quit using My Name...

    September 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JEM

    War benefits the State. So long as the homeland is not invaded, it doesn't matter much whether the war is destined for victory or defeat. The State will therefore seek out wars.
    The State is put here to serve ITS interests; not YOURS
    The State is here to serve ITSELF; not YOU.

    September 7, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. JEM

    War benefits the State.
    The health of the State can often be measured by the state of its wars

    September 7, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. FreeSouth

    George Washington gave us warning about foreign entanglements.

    September 7, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. bigfonge

    We are at war not of oil or money but for on thing why god put the USA on this earth to defend peace and freedom of people of the world.

    September 7, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. paul

    it,s all about oil--–if world nations stopped buying mid east oil those country,s would return back to where they were before we started to buy it and you could control them, but you are not by giveing them money they use that to further thier own purpose,

    September 7, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. JEM

    Legalize Heroin and the Taliban will disappear into the black hole of gainful employment. Even insurgents can't operate without funding.
    Drug prohibition provides roughly one third of funding for terrorism around the world. Legalize all drugs and world terrorism declines by one third.

    To you conservative prohibitionists; Is the war on drugs really worth defeat in Afghanistan?
    Is the war on drugs really worth the ruin of Mexico and most of South America?
    Is the war on drugs really worth turning the "Land of the Free" into the worlds
    " Prison Nation "?

    Thanks a lot Conservatives

    September 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jim in Florida

    Someone tell me...... Why?

    September 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Don't You think that They deserve to have rights as much as those in the United States??? It is because of People like You that Us Americans are losing more of Our rights every day!!! We have to all learn to respect the difference of each other... That is the only way We will get PEACE in the World!!! Learn to live with each others even with Our difference... That is the only way We can get rid of all the Hate in the World!!!

    September 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Burton in Memphis

    I'm sorry, but i really beg to differ. Prosecute George Bush? wow what is wrong with this country? Look, no one could have avoided 9/11. But i can say that George Bush did a hell of a job of keeping us from being attacked again. It's pathetic, really. We have no pride what-so-ever anymore. I miss that post 9/11 America, that Novemeber 2001 America. That was a time when you could go into a store to buy an American flag and you couldn't buy one because the store would be sold out. But today, today is what is really pathetic. If someone goes into a store today to buy a flag, he cannot buy one because the store simply does not carry them. Thisis sad because it is evident all accross the nation. So go ahead and blame Bush. After all, it always was easier to blame others before yourself right?

    September 6, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. geen

    labor day, 2010......the moron (bush) invaded Afghanistan, but, 'fie on both their houses), where bush was a moron, I'm tired of these just-as-pro-war Obama apologists. this adminstration is as pro war and as incompetent in handling this quagmire as the morons' was before him. In all fairness, keep in mind that, in this Afghanistan fiasco, more american lives were wasted in the two years of Obama (645), than in eight years of the Moron's regime (630)-and, as obama escalates the war, many more young american lives will be wasted...it is time for someone..ANYONE..who purports to understand the middle east to read Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization and T. E. Lawrence's (lawrence of Arabia), seven pillars of wisdom. To not do so is to resign all undertanding of the middle and far east to ignorance...and, also, to understand the folly of this deadly nonsense, Barbara Tuchman's The March of Folly...

    September 6, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. Tom2

    By the way for example if we just stayed out of other countries businesses we could fix more problems here at our home and for example when usa went into ww2 we had the money to help the allies win the war if it wasn't for us btw Russia, Britain and god knows what other country would have surrendered ....... now if the usa goes to war with China or North Korea ....... we would not be able to finance it because we have a huge debt and we don't make our own products so no money we could prepare for another war if we were able to make our own products save up if we go to war again

    September 5, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tracy

    i think that are country needs to stay out of irac and woory about the usa, i don't know why we keep sticking are hand out there so someone can bite it off, how retarted

    September 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Crusader

    Its a bad time to be a Crusader! I'd rather stay in Church and look for young boys

    September 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • tracy

      ok u are very strangthey should lock u up

      September 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JEM

    Bin Laden is running a convenience store here in St. Louis.

    September 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  17. JEM

    Legalize Heroin and the insurgents would be out of business within a month. Even their operations require financial backing to operate. Without drug profits, the Taliban would all disappear into the black hole of gainful employment and the war would be won.

    Is the "War on Drugs" really worth defeat in Afghanistan?

    September 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Don KC

    We're in Afghanistan because a bunch of A*******s crashed into the twin towers. A********s who operated with impunity with the support of the Taliban. How can people not understand that? How can you idiots possibly support the Taliban? They pour acid on girls for learning to read. They hang 6 year old "informers". They are pure evil to the core. Every Taliban /Al Qaeda death should cause rejoicing in the free world. They are evil. And they are in the business of exporting evil. Fight them? Hell yes!!! The methods of fighting them are open to debate but the imperitive to do so is not.

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." –Edmond Burke

    September 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Another right-wing propagandist as if we don't already have enough of them blogging in here! At least Don KC,cut the Tea Party lingo,will you???

      September 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Don KC

        I call the Al Qaeda/Taliban evil, give a couple of examples of their crimes (of thousands) and this is your comeback? I'd be embarrassed for my 6 year old if he showed this level of intellectual dishonesty, name calling, and misdirection.

        September 7, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  19. jonnymel

    I am so sick of the "reports" of the successes and our failures on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Who is supplying the "rebels" with arms? Get them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you telling me we don't know? Stop the flow of arms, end the battle.............It's a company, with machines, a big factory, shipping guns.........what's the problem?

    September 5, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  20. Norman

    I think the Taliban are the most evil people the world has ever seen. There should be no way that we can allow them to be unleashed on the Afghan people again. I think any cost of defeating them is well worth it.

    September 4, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Travis

      Even more than the right-wing thugs in Washington? Somehow I don't think so! We need to rid this country of the MIC(military-industrial-complex) and take our own government back and not listen to all that right-wing propaganda that you just vomited here!!!

      September 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Wirklich stimmt das,Gerry mac? Da glaube ich nicht!!!

    September 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. marisol

    i have to agree with the writer of this article our troops need to come home and the bloods shed needs to stop. All the money that united states is spending on our troops dying this goverment could be spending it on the homeless and hungry and the students that want to go futher in life.

    September 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  23. blueberryninja

    larry I read one of your earlier posts. you stated that we should not leave afghanistan until we are finished. can you please define how you think we can be "finished" here? i am in the army regular and am currently mid way through my second tour in southern afghanistan. i believe we were finished here when we drove the taliban out of power the first time 9 years ago. they came back. and if we drive them out again, they will return when we leave.

    September 4, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  24. Lift the restrictions

    Obama can decrease Soldiers' deaths by changing the policy set. Soldiers are not allowed to shoot unless they are being shot at, they are not allowed to return fire if there is one civilian in the area, and no bombs or artillery fire is allowed unless approved by higher commands (a process that takes at least a few minutes). We might not win "hearts and minds" (like we would win that anyway) but we sure could save a couple hundred, if not thousand Soldiers.

    September 3, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Old Sarge

    You are all idiots-get a life.

    September 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      I agree with you,Old Sarge.I too am disgusted with all these warmongering idiots blogging in here,especially with those usurping my name.These people really do need to get a life and shed their hatred for Muslims by losing their ignorance of them!

      September 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  26. General Dr Bad

    in case YOU missed it? obam admited that bush is still runing your wars.
    of course YOU dint watch or listen.
    no, you wil spend another 10 years lyiinga nd covering up and and playing word gasmes instead.
    how many monsth now i bene posting here?
    oh, but YOU have not spend 5 minutes to check fact have you?

    September 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  27. General Dr Bad

    where do i find Ted Turner?

    September 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. General Dr Bad

    another blocked message. die you godless, baby murdering, war criminals. Inshallah.

    September 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      That makes two of us,General. I don't like NATO either!

      September 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. dindy Sri lanka

    Mikeh, I type on this column as I have many fair reasons to type. Please do not get angry with me. Forgive me if I am wrong. US has sacrificed in every way for both wars and it is true USA has many problems back home due to the vast money spend on wars. Here in Sri lanka we also have to bloom again after 30yeras of war although this is an tiny Island .I can say as I have seen both mine and your country many times. Yet why give up when we are about to come to a solution.Since 9/11 there was no more attacks towards USA . All the small attempts too were failed . Security is an important issue as you know well Mikeh. All the troops did as much as they can to protect their mother land. Here we tolerated a lot till the last suicide bomber and their clang is destroyed . Now we have peace. So now we take care of other economical problems. US has helped us a lot too in our difficult times and we are grateful !!

    September 3, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      How about blogging under your own name,Clown? I'm getting awfully tired of having my name usurped for right-wing purposes.

      September 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Don't feel bad,dindy.He pulls this on me all the time!!!

        September 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bangash

      There is no comparison between USA and Srilanka. In Srilanka it was an indigenous uprising within a country but in Afghanistan Americans are occupation forces. You had internal issue and that you resolved after years of fighting. You succeeded because you had cleared your own country of your own miscreants with in your rank and for that your whole nation supported your Govt. But Afghanistan has been invaded and occupied by America. Now tell me please what would have been your response if America would have invaded Srilanka and occupied it. What would you have call those among your countrymen who will resist occupation of their and your's motherland. Afghanistan has always been victim in the strategic wars of these big one of the world. Also remember that these Taliban or Alqaida are American agents who have help them in justification of occupation of Afghanistan. So both are two faces of same coin and responsible for today's terrorism.

      September 4, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  30. dindy Sri lanka

    Mikeh, type on this column as I have many fair reason to type. Please do not get angry with me. Forgive me if I am wrong. US has sacrificed in every way for both wars and it is not it is true USA has many problems back home due to the vast money spend on war. Here in Sri lanka we also have to bloom again after 30yeras of war although this is an tiny Island .I can say as I have seen both mine and your country many times. Yet why give up when we are about to come to solution.Since 9/11 there was no more attacks towards USA . All the small attempts too were failed . Security is an important issue as you know well Mikeh. Here we tolerated a lot till the last suicide bomber and their clang is destroyed . Now have peace. So now we take care of other economical problems. US has helped us a lot too in our difficult times and we are grateful !!

    September 3, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  31. dindy Sri lanka

    Satan has no legal issues here on earth. He is the biggest Idiot in this whole world. Why???? He killed Jesus. If he did not kill Jesus there is no Jesus today. As Satan did kill Jesus there are Thousands of JESUS ARE BORN TODAY. jESUS WALKED ONLY TWO HUNDRED MILES IN THOSE DAYS .. BUT NOW HE WALKS MANY MILES .WHAT A BIG FOOL SATAN IS !!

    September 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I agree with You there!!!

    September 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  33. mikeh

    Why does anyone think our government gives a hoot about anything but backing the warmongers and corporate greed that stimulates war. Obama promised to get us out of the Mideast, not within years, but as soon as he got elected. What a liar! Bad as Bush, or worse. Unemployment was under 6% when Bush left office and the annual deficit was 1/10th of what it will be for 2010. Wake up people, until we get a viable third party we are at the mercy of two very corrupt political machines that care nothing for America.

    September 2, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Charles

    If you havent been to afghanistan you shouldn't make assumptions about what the people want.

    September 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • blueberryninja

      do you have to go to the moon to know that there is a U.S. flag up there?

      September 4, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  35. red

    We have lost Afghanistan already. There is no way to 'win' there. The people that live there do not want our 'help'. Really, if everyone wants to kill you why should you care anymore. The poor people of Afghanistan just don't care who is running the show. It is a piece of crap country so we should just leave before we spend too much more blood, wasted blood, for no reason.

    September 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      Dear Red, I have read the book kite runners .The Author is a Afghan citizen. In that he has explained all the problems they were going through as innocent civilians unarmed. I wish they will have some kind of relief if we all joined together and wipe out Satan"s coward army.

      September 2, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      Very well put,red.Incidentally,I did not post the above.The bozo who did it is trying to make me loo bad for some reason.

      September 7, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  36. General Dr Bad

    Dan<Thank you for your concern. However it is teh Liars-terrorists in Washington and the Pentagon I have issues with.
    My owund's will never heal.
    NO many how bath's I take I cna not wash off the blood.
    Pat Tillamn was one o fmy Men.
    Go ask your idiot c.o about Adam.
    Many o fmy Troops were given 45's.
    Now they use them to fight cops and kill them selves and thier families.
    You continue to lie and cover on Pats Murder.
    YOU could care less about my M.I.a.
    Nurse.
    You keep MY Troops IN Iraq while you lie.
    You have My real Name. My Real home Town. My Rank.
    are all of MY Troops OUT of Iraq now?
    end of OPERATION Iraqi LibBeration? (O.I.L)
    Tommy, Wes, MY Men and women? Mission Accomplished.
    btw nice save olbermaan.

    September 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      Once again, "Taliban For Idiots 101".
      There are around 24 million Pastoons. I od not know or care how many Punjabis there are.
      Not all Pastoons are Taliban. Yet most all Taliban are pastoons. IN afghnaipand and they bleed over into pakiland. (where you have army base). These two here barking are one of each. Both sunni. Taliban ,Al Qaida, Sunni's.
      while the hindus and sihks and seta nd laugh and invade you.
      how do you tell a Taliban from a civilian?
      well, YOU cant.
      you only know when they are shooting at you or trying to blow you up. Inshallah.
      so what is the differance?
      teh Taliban have guns and bombs.
      how do you make a Taliban? give a civilian a gun.
      it Becomes a "taliban".
      If it has a Beard it is Taliban.
      Now these barking punjabi? gues it did not see the news yesterday.
      obama just delcvred him or her or it a "Terrporrist" gruop.
      so bark on lil punjabi.
      May God save your Troops from YOU.
      IM fine.
      Your the ones in trouble.

      September 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • red

      If you could type I might believe what you say but you seem incapable of truth.

      September 2, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jules999

    The men and women who serve our country are heroes and, when we send them off to fight we owe it to them to protect them from needless peril and to maximize their chances of survival by making sure their missions are supported by thorough research, solid plans of action, sufficient supply of and access to necessary resources and objectives which are honest and righteous.

    I am from the Soviet Union. Had we not immigrated in the late 70s, my older brother would have likely returned,from the army, in a body bag....as many of his friends, and countless Russian soldiers, had.

    Everything else aside, we need to acknowledge the historical evidence which indicates our chance of victory is, virtually, zero. The terrain, with it's mountains and caves, is an unbeatable force, in itself....and how do you beat an enemy for whom war has been a consistent part of everyday life and who has no fear of death.

    Even without 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden, this region is in desperate need of change and development but our efforts, in their current form, will only succeed in needlessly increasing the body count of honorable soldiers and innocent civilians.

    September 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Jester

    I think the heard the same thing about 2009. Brave men dieing for an unknown cause, sad but true

    September 2, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  39. VicS

    Hindsight will be fun on this one. Will Obama's successor take credit for the victory in Afghanistan made possible by Obama's surge or will his successor take credit for getting us out of a no-win situation?

    September 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    General Dr Bad, May God heal your wounds! And to all of our troops in Afghanistan stay strong and we will defeat these insane killers who hide behind their religion!

    September 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      you are refering to bush?cheaney?rove?beck? Pat was an Athiest they say.
      and still you avoid answering even one of my direct questions.
      why? to answer would be to face reality or fact.
      IM an Independent.
      Lets talk about your arab masters. how thye treat their women.
      13 Trillion you ahve now stole from MY Children and Grandchildren.
      as YOUR set and hide nice and safe.
      To many Big words?
      no speak enlgish?
      how is your chinesse or spanish? arabic? persian?

      September 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Honest General Dr Bad,that was not my post.I hate this obscene war and not the Taliban nor anybody else.We need to disspell this insane hatred and wise the public up instead of dumbing it down!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  41. General Dr Bad

    hey jarhead, i have slept like 3 nights in the last 12 years.
    did you hear what happened on the marine base in afghansitan today?
    And i have been at war for 53 years, Boy.
    hey jarhead,
    what rank is lower then a Buckass private?

    now please go on, Private Meatshield.

    September 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. General Dr Bad

    not you Gerry, C.n.n – obama-bush-your idiot coward generals.
    I was Commanding General on shock and awe.
    Pat Tillman was-is one of MY Men. He was an athiest or agnostic they say.
    I have a missing army nurse from Jersey.
    she served in Iraq,Kuwiat,afghanilandpakiland,kashmir,syria, She is from jersey.
    until last month or so I WAS americas top rnaking General.
    but as yous e they hate me as well.
    MY war with Taliban and al qiada ENDED on 9/11.
    Get MY TRoops out of Iraq.
    The Soldior who shot Pat, as well as every other Soldior involved, are all tciking tiem bombs.
    not a matter of "if" only matter of when.
    i dont give a damn about your politics, your worthles oil or money.
    did you read Jane's post?
    obama just answered my last questions.
    bush has been running your wars still.
    do you know differance between a sunni and a shiite?
    arab or persian?
    muslims a sihk or hindu?
    Taliban from civilian?
    do you speak farsi? pastton? urdu? arabic? punjabi?
    Ted Turner?
    it sucks ot be you.
    YOU explain it.
    stop my words.

    September 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Tanklin

    Is it possible that maybe, just maybe, you really have no idea what's going on. Besides a you tube clip what what the news reports (which is very inaccurate) what knowledge do you have on Iraq/Afghanistan? It makes me sick to be an active duty Marine with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and to have to claim people like you as Americans.

    September 2, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I don't speak that language so Go to Hell Will You!!!

      September 4, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        !Claro que no! Por que el embaucador es ti mismo.

        September 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  44. SynFul

    All i can say... Bless our troops, thank them for the sacrifice they make..whether or not you agree with this war. they are the ones defending the rights of yours, mine and All Americans

    September 2, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      once again you block my messages.
      but then it is all you have isnt it.

      September 2, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Gerry mac

      exactly what rights of mine are being defended in Afghanistan? I thought bringing Osama bin laden to "justice' was the reason for going to war? Or was Iraqi WMD's? Aluminum tubes?
      Why, are we in Afghanistan again?

      September 2, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        another blocked message gerry.

        September 2, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • usmc1

        Its called your right to sleep in peace at night, and your right to wake up every morning

        September 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Wegen unserer Gier wie weisst jeder dummkopf!!!Wir mussen dortaus gehen und ebenso schnell wie moglich.Verlassen Afghanistan ist unsere sittliche Pflicht und sollen uns da tun!!!

        September 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerry mac

      I'm not blocking your messages General, I think we may be in agreement

      September 2, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      Bless all troops, All Afghan innocent civilians,Innocent Pakistan civilians.Bless them lord !!

      September 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Hier ist der Betruger mit seiner Lugen.

        September 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Le comprendo,Dan.El embustero ha regressado otra vez jactandose sobre esta asquerosa guerra.!Conformo consigo comletamente!

        September 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Carlos Cantu

    Behind every attack there is a Muslim cleric (mullahs, ullemas, ayatollahs, sheiks, imam, muftis, etc.) . I am quite sure that confining these guys for more than a year, the violence will drastically diminish.

    September 2, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  46. JKF

    The "strategy" continues to lag, because the basics are not in place, like: cutting the lines of communications= shut down the unrestricted crossings on the border to Pak/Iran; preventing the movement of the terrorists = increase the drone program by at least 50 fold – less casualties more dead terrorists; not dealing with the main source of income for the terrorists= the drug crops/trade BURN THE CROPS/PAY THE FARMERS TO GROW FOOD; increase the local forces, at least 5 fold, by training every tribe in Afg, that hates the Taliban; get rid of corupt obstructionists in the Afg gvmt; pay huge rewards for weapons/explosive cash info; and so on.

    September 2, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  47. bangash

    This is 9th year of occupation and death toll is constantly rising and this year has crossed the earlier one in August, while four months of this year still remaining. Frankly speaking I doubt US policy makers and see them working on anti America agenda in world affairs. This war is based on wrong assumptions and ill intentions therefore will continue bleeding humanity in senseless, illogical and anti human wars. It will never benefit any combatant but will keep on adding to the human miseries all over the world. In this war all are losers and this human tragedy will continue until we do not take into account the deaths of Afghans and Pakistanis in same war.

    September 2, 2010 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  48. Jane

    You guys need to stop.
    I am a soldier currently deployed.
    We as soldiers are fighting because it's what we signed up for.
    And no matter how many talk crap about these wars, until they are here in it, they haven't a clue.
    We fight because that's what we do.
    We fight because we love our country.
    We fight for freedom.
    We fight for peace.
    We fight to avenge the deaths on our soil on 9/11.
    Do the politics that are mixed in it all suck? Of course.
    But that is not why we fight...
    We fight for you.
    God bless.

    September 2, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Twigi

      Bless, stay strong and keep the rest of your troops strong.

      September 2, 2010 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      Well Said Jane.
      and True. They do not want to know what is going on.
      They avoid every fact.
      Refuse to answer even one question.
      They do not care about thier Troops.
      May God Bless and Protect you,
      I fight for you.
      They will die stupid.
      and Watch YOUR OWN 6

      September 2, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Will

      Taliban bertempur untuk membebaskan negaranya dari penjajahan gaya baru (US and NATO), dan anda merasa berpihak pada hal yang benar sementara rakyat afghanistan, iraq, pakistan dan sudah tentu palestina adalah korban dari segala tindakan anda dengan mencampuri urusan negara lain serta sangat senang melakukan pembelaan kepada israel. Kenapa anda tidak pernah sekali pun membela bangsa palestina yang jelas telah dijajah oleh israel sejak tahun 1948 ? Apakah menembak penduduk sipil di iraq, afghanistan, pakistan dan palestina dibenarkan dalam hukum kalian yang anda katakan hukum paling baik dan paling adil ? Berpikirlah dengan jujur sebagai seorang manusia.

      September 2, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Da verstehe ich nicht.Ich wunsche, das das Sie auf deutsch schreiben wurden.Ausserdem habe ich eine vorliebe fur die deutche Sprache.

        September 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      May God bless you and all other with you there in Afghan. We had enough with suicide bombers in SRI LANKA. The same lord who gave us victory be your too forever !!!

      September 2, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Genug mit seiner Lugen,Betuger!Schon wissen Sie das,das da stimmt nicht!!!Vielleicht Sie versuchen,um ulkig zu sein.Jedenfalls es mir scheint!!!!!

        September 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • u_r_evl

      u are dead wrong,

      u r lying.

      I condemn All ur action that cause civilians lives lost.

      September 3, 2010 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Jane Doe

      Let's see you were approached by a military recruiter whiel attending high school. He made you feel important. He asked you what your dreams were. He told you about the thousands you would receive upon completion of your training. He told you how to manipulate your parents into allowing you to enlist and the right answers to their questions. You enlisted when you were 17 years old. You're an idealist. You come from either a middle class or poor family. You sincerely believed that you could change the world. You're parents were against it in the beginning, but proud of their daughter that she had such a great heart and wanted to make a difference so they signed a waiver. Afterall if they did not sign the waiver they would just cause you to resent them for what might have been. You convinced them to sign because it would allow you to serve your first year of enlistment while a senior in high school. A few weeks following graduation you were sent to base to begin basic training. You received a lot of attention especially if you were an attractive female. You're relatively safe because you are not front line. It was extremely difficult completing your training, and it made you feel like you had accomplished something huge. Some of your fellow male soldiers were not as lucky as they may have been targeted and bullied to the point that they became depressed and attempted suicide. Those others who made it to Iraq and Afghanistan's front line endured what we in America might feel would be unbearable. Thousands of young (mostly 19, 20, and 21 year old) soldiers killed, many more physically and mentally disabled by the war. I'm sorry I respect you as a human being because I know those who have enlisted are probably just naive, idealists, selfless individuals with really good intentons. With all respect ... we're involved in an illegal war for the benefit of making military government contractors and the oil and gas industry even richer at the expense of our young sons and daughters, our Nation's economy, and our reputation among other countries. God bless you. I'm a mom of a soldier.

      September 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Emile Zola

        Spoke like a true patriot.

        September 6, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  49. General Dr Bad

    Who ever shot Pat Til man<
    Aimed< Focused, and shot him dead between the eyes.
    they knew it was Pat.
    there was no doubt it was Pat.
    He ainmed, Focesed and fired.
    along with others.
    Muder you lying cowards.
    and i am sick of all of you and that trash obama.
    any part you dont understand?
    to many big words?

    September 2, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  50. General Dr Bad

    Lucky for you little barking punjabi dog, These fools are uneducted racist idiots.
    you are no differerant then they are.
    I hate them. I hate you.
    EVERYONE knows who and what I am.
    but like you they too just keep on running those mouths.
    while like you they also set nice and safe.
    now YOU and THEY ned to stop thinking the entire world including my self is as stupid and uneducted as you are.
    and you are no differant then any hindu you barking little sunni dog.

    September 2, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  51. General Dr Bad

    oh look right back to stupid.
    afganistan Taliban are apstoons. Paki Taliban Are Punjabi.
    and you are idiots.
    Go Enlist.
    Stay Stupid.
    Go Shop.
    Have a Beer.
    Take a Pill.
    Go watch a football Game.
    MY Condolannces to the Loved ones and Famlies.
    You people make me puke.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Smith in Oregon

    Marjah was a FAILURE and the same strategy is being tried on Kandahar resulting in yet another failure. As long as Pakistan pour's it's Taliban fighters into Afghanistan to specifically undermine the Hamid Karzai Afghanistan government whom PAKISTAN feels tilts towards India who Pakistan views as it's sworn enemy, there is no short term nor long term success for America in Afghanistan.

    The way to success:

    Gather Pakistan, India and Afghanistan high level envoys to work out a lasting peace treaty in Afghanistan. Even if American lawmakers stop pouring Billions of American taxpayer dollars into Pakistan who uses that cash to supply and equip the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, PAKISTAN is next door to Afghanistan and can and does wield a great deal of influence and pressure on Afghanistan just as found now across Iraq by Iran.

    The status quo is entirely unacceptable. Over 60% of All Americans want America to pull out of Afghanistan NOW entirely. A large number of Americans realize American taxpayers have been funding BOTH SIDES of the War in Afghanistan draining domestic spending and creating a intolerable condition to the Afghanistan people.

    Winning or losing Kandahar makes no difference in the future of Afghanistan as long as Pakistan continues to interfer with the existing Hamid Karzai Afghanistan government.

    1) Afghanistan and India want the Trans-Afghanistan natural Pipeline (TAP) built and supplying natural gas to New Delhi, India. Pakistan does not.

    2) Afghanistan's Karzai clan are linked as major exporters of the world's Heroin. Pakistan and many Middle Eastern nations including Russia strongly resent having their country's flooded with Heroin.

    Those two issues appear to be the major issues which must be fully addressed and solved if any lasting peace in Afghanistan is going to be obtained.

    September 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Smith in Oregon, do you not realize that the war that we are fighting is against the Taliban, al Qaeda and the like (terrorists) and the Pakistani's are beginning to take up the fight with these terrorists in their lawless tribal regions as we have seen with their air assault against these militants yesterday!

      September 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indian

      Calling India a filthy place and cursing hindus will not make islam a better religion or pakistan a better country.

      September 2, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      hey Smith gas bag in oregon,
      explain why a new high dollar 150 million dollar train car matter more then Jobs ?
      in case you missed it?
      MY Name is D.R. Shaw Butte Falls Or. Independent.
      and you dumycrats and your repiglicans are all baby mudering cowardly war criminals.
      lying stealing cowards.
      you and your stinking spoiled women.
      ALL Mouth.
      oh such EXPERTS.
      Go Enlist Gas Bag.

      September 2, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Gerry mac

        Very poetic, General Bad

        September 2, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  53. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    No I think that we should help people who are brutalized,killed or maimed by laws and punishments that are thousands of years old! Sharia law should not be enforced by any nation here in the 21st century and is inhumane!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      We have many laws and if you break them you are punished humanely, without dismemberment of body parts or buried to the waist and stoned to death for even minor offenses! Again God had said for those who judge they shall be judged in the same manner! May he have mercy on your soul.

      September 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      hey Dan , YOU going to support and educate all these women? give them welfare and foosd stamps and child care? you going to grow and hunt thier food for them? Build thier houses?
      They have no Men Dan,
      and looks like neather does america Dan,
      Go Enlist Dan.

      September 1, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        If the Republicans has Their way We will all be in the poor House!!! This Country is suppose to be a equal opportunity Country... Not just the Rich gets everything and the rest of us get nothing!!!

        September 2, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You christians should be talking about obeying the laws!!! Your politician break the law of Marriage and the other Kill and Rob and are now in Prison... Then You have Priest that molest Children!!! Is that what Jesus Would Do???

      September 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    George Washington had the right idea like Tom 2 said.The rest of the world would be much better off if we practiced it.In other words, Isolationism is a very good idea whose time has come.

    September 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You can dispense with you joke,Phunnie boy.The gig is up!!!

      September 1, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      George Washington Fought to make This Country Free!!! Now it is Our troops place to keep it that way...

      September 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        By vacating places around the world where they're neither wanted nor needed!

        September 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        If You want to be Me... At least You can speak proper English!!!

        September 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Or post in Spanish......!

        September 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  55. General Dr Bad

    My Condolances to the Famlies and loved ones.
    There is No Excuse.
    No Justification.
    Not My War. Not My Troops. Not My country. Not My Women. Not My Problem.
    Go Enlist.

    September 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Who asked You Your opinion??? I'm sure those running it didn't!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Tom 2

    And if we would lose .... we weren't the first nation to lose a war in that country many nations have ok the war will cost so much money and besides obama said that if we stayed in iraq with the troops before he withdrawed the combats it'll happen in afghainitstan and eventually the rest of nato will leave ok listen Canada the UK and many other nato countries will be withdrawing by next year

    September 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      But if We finish what We started... We will be the first Country to make them free!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        You again,Phunnie boy! You know very well that that's not true!!! Quit trying to make me look bad,will you?

        September 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I don't have to make You look bad!!! They can See that only a Idiot would use someone else name...

        September 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Tom 2

    Lets leave afghainiatan why does obama support the war when most americans don't. We just need to focus on the military and government in afghainstan we should focus on the US ok i hate how we have had so many presidents that were interventists the only one i could think of that was not a interventists was George Washington he said trade with countries but don't make or be in an alliance because there would be more wars and to stay neutral with countries

    September 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Well put,Tom 2.

      September 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • bangash

      Tom 2 You are absolutely right. Basically George Washington had seen the face and fate of British imperialism and had wished to see American continent free of such expansionist designs which had faced this world empire with humiliating defeat every where in the world and you see that today that British expansionism has been squeezed to UK and is not even accepted by Ireland and Scotland at border. So wise leaders and nations learn from history and George Washington had learnt this from the history therefore had sincerely wished to save his nation from from such humiliation. Till World war II, USA remained on that track as after pushing British Imperialism out of American continent whole America continued unhindered march towards progress and prosperity and enjoyed exemplary peace in entire continent. USA, founded by these great leaders, had strictly followed and supported the principle of universal justice, equality and prosperity and remained neutral in all major wars in Europe and rest of the world. Wars had already faced all combatants with extreme destruction and only American continent was safe and strong therefore replaced ex Master Britain as a world super power after world war II. Unfortunately this change in world politics and leadership of the world did not materialized when US leadership considered Britain unavoidable in their future world leadership. This was in fact deviation from the basic national ideals therefore automatically fell in the old British imperial trap in the name of new colonialism. Today you see that history repeat itself and not only entire American continent but entire world is at war in support or against America. So Tom 2 George Washington saw this catastrophe of today in expansionism and interventionism therefore strictly advised his nation to remain neutral and work for universal justice, equality and prosperity.

      September 2, 2010 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Grimlock

        Well said,bangash.

        September 2, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Yamafreak72

        Hold on bangash, the US was doing the imperialist thing (like most other countries that had any power whatsoever at the time) WAY before WW2. Look up the annexation of Hawii for instance. How about the Philippines? China and the Boxers? Cuba? We have been competing with the Euro powers for a long time.

        September 2, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Will 3 of You agree so You must be right!!! Not

        September 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I just love how You Obama haters make up the minds of the rest of the People!!! When did you ask everyone what they thought??? Because all the Military People I know are for finishing the job We started!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  58. tea party

    bring our brave troops home from iraq,and Afgan and use them to protect our own boarders ..

    September 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      I totally agree.

      September 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerry mac

      It's spelled "borders".
      Boarders are folks who rent a room from you...

      September 2, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      We aren't as stupid as You are to bring the Troops home before They are finished!!! We had that with Bush and look at the mess we have...

      September 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        We really need to conclude a peace treaty between the Karzai government and the Taliban and then get out of that country as soon as possible and then drop our hidden agenda.

        September 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Don't You Think People Can Tell When You Post And I Post??? Quit Using My Name!!!

        September 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • av

      you couldnt have said that any better......enough is enough

      September 8, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  59. Shawn

    No matter we like it OR not, If we want to end this conflict in Afghanistan, we have to get help from Pakistan, so they can force Afghan Taliban to get on with negotiations with USA.We have already tried alone for 9 years alone and its not working..

    We will have to accept the fact that Pakistan Army / ISI will never let India get into any role in Afghanistan..because they do not want to get encircled by india from both sides..

    As soon as we realize above, we can we out of this mess in Afghanistan

    September 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • cindi

      If you had not already realized it, our problems (Taliban), are coming out of Pakistan.

      September 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        They wouldn't be cindi,if we'd only do the right thing and vacate Afghanistan.The biggest problem this world has today is the unwanted American intervention into the affairs of other nations.We need to just mind our own business!!!

        September 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Beautifully said,Dan.Thank you.

        September 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Sorry cindi that was not me and the Pakistani's, I do believe, now know that they have to get control of their entire nation to survive as a democracy and a nation with love and peace for all people. If only the Taliban could live that way?

        September 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      If there is one thing we don't need Shawn,is another foreign power worming it's way into Afghanistan!!!

      September 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  60. TruthTeller

    If someone wants to know what really is going on in Afghanistan. They need to watch recent interview by Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul on Alex Jones Radio show. Google / Search on You-Tube following,

    ""Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul: "God Help America!!" – The Alex Jones Show""

    September 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    May they all rest in peace and be rewarded for their courage in fighting these satanic people. Amen.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disgusted with warmongers

      Please correct your statement about satanists in Afghanistan, presumably you mean the Taliban. The only satanists in the country are the those from NATO, but especially within the U.S. military. You don't go to American movies? watch TV? or know or have ever heard about overt satanism in pop/rock/metal music in this country? or know what the shape of the Pentagon (hint: pentagram) reflects??? One can't help but wonder about the confusion of those bloggers who at the same are misguidedly continuously invoking blessings on U.S. soldiers...totally meaningless!

      September 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Beautifully said.Incidently,I didn't post the above blog.That was just some right-wing idiot usurping my name.

        September 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      good post

      September 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • FatSean

      The Afghanis remember how the USA destroyed their country in the 1980s. They hate us for that. They aren't satanic, they just want revenge.

      September 5, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Well stated,FatSean.Thank you.

        September 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • muslim in america

      Our dead(muslims) are in paradise your dead(crucifix worshippers) are in hell-fire Amiin

      September 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Muslim by birth but no longer beleive the lie

        I am so glad that you get letters from your kin folks in Heaven!! Muslim In America

        September 7, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  62. TruthTeller

    US Deaths will continue since Taliban will not give up Fight. We have the Watch & they have the time on their side.
    History tell us that they will keep on fighting for century if needed. We need to save the money / blood . As CIA Director Panetta said: 50-100 Al Qaeda Members are Left in Afghanistan. And we need 100,000 troops to fight 100 All Qaeda ?

    We need to bring our Troops home..

    September 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      How right you are,TruthTeller.I agree with you 100%!!!

      September 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • ms1234

      I only have one question–tell me again-why are we at war with Afghanistan?

      September 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        First reason is to promote the political careers of the right-wing(Republicans and 'blue-dog"Democrats) politicians,the second is for the war pofiteers to line their already deep pockets and the third is our hidden agenda,that is to take control of Central Asia with all it's wealth and build an empire.But the right-wing media will never tell you that,of course.

        September 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Grimlock

        Good posting,Daniel.Thank you.

        September 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • commonsense

        George Bush must be prosecuted, to send our children to most retarded part of the world!

        September 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        You are so right,commonsense.George Bush should truly be held accountable for starting this obscene war and how!

        September 3, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Patrick

        Are you serious? Does 9/11 ring a bell? Al-Qaeda? Hello...HELLO? Dont post questions you already know the answer to. We're in Afghanistan to fight remnants of Al-Qaeda and a resurgent Taliban. If we leave, more Al-Qaeda, more Taliban. Take it seriously please.

        September 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Palestinians arrest Hamas after attack
      UPI Wed, 01 Sep 2010 04:56 AM PDT
      HEBRON, West Bank, Sept. 1 (UPI) - After the fatal shooting of four Israelis, the Palestinian Authority rounded up more than 200 Hamas members in the West Bank, an Israeli army official said. Hamas – Israel – Palestinian National Authority – West Bank – Israel Defense Forces

      September 2, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        there is Someone else Using My Name!!! I am Marking Them Abuse!!! I Hope They will stop Him from doing it!!!

        September 7, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Mortar shell narrowly misses kindergarten
        UPI Wed, 08 Sep 2010 04:18 AM PDT
        JERUSALEM, Sept. 8 (UPI) - A mortar shell fired from Gaza exploded near several day care centers in a kibbutz in southern Israel, causing damage but no injuries, the Israeli Army said. Gaza – Israel Defense Forces – Mortar – Israel – Middle East

        September 8, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Barak: Israel willing to divide Jerusalem
      The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Wed, 01 Sep 2010 09:05 AM PDT
      Israel would be willing to divide control over Jerusalem as part of a peace deal, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told an Israeli newspaper.

      September 2, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • S

      Oil, it's all about oil. Everyone wants to talk the high road, but no one wants to quit driving around as the national past time. Not to mention the US use of petrochemicals. We are there, thanks to everyone burning oil in every imaginable way they can, and as fast as the can. Any one that cannot see this is just as addicted to oil, as some people are addicted to cigarettes.

      September 4, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Palestinian militants fire rocket into Israel
      New Kerala Sat, 04 Sep 2010 07:41 AM PDT
      Gaza, Sep 4 : Palestinian militants fired a rocket Saturday from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the first such attack since direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) resumed two days ago.

      September 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      The more Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan keeps going at them They will have to stop sooner are later!!! They are losing places to hide...

      September 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • FatSean

      The Generals told Bush that his plan to re-build the government in Afghanistan had no chance without 10x more troops. Bush fired the guy. History told Bush that trying to hold territory in Afghanistan was a lost cause. Bush ignored 'em. Then that clown quit on Afghanistan to attack Iraq and Obama is trying to "fix" a conflict that had no chance of winning.

      Why Obama? To placate the families of men and women sent to die in an un-winnable war? Bring them all home, close half our bases cut the DoD budget by 25-40 percent.

      September 5, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • methius

      100% correct

      September 7, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Hamas threatens strike on PA
      The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Wed, 08 Sep 2010 07:49 AM PDT
      Hamas said it would strike the Palestinian Authority if the PA does not stop arresting its West Bank followers. In an announcement released Wednesday and reported by Israel Radio, Hamas threatened the Palestinian Authority.

      September 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |