February 9th, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Security in Afghanistan

Brigade commanders update security operations in Afghanistan and respond to questions about "don't ask, don't tell."


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  1. steel

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    April 7, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Engineer

    It kills me to see us soldiers in Afghanistan do not have the backing of our brothers and sisters back home. True I believe my tax money could be better spent on Americans but if you have never stepped foot outside of the U.S you cannot criticize the comments of the leaders of the war because YOU DON"T KNOW. The Afghan people live every day of their lives scared, cold, and hungry. Children grow up and have no freedom to make their own choices. There are now trained cops, an Afghan Army, a democratic government all because of the coalition forces deployed here. So yes progress is being made.

    February 20, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vedicmystic

    mohamed was a goat fuking dirty arab camel who married a 6 yr old and inbred muslims think he cut the moon in 2.
    allah = pig is the devil himself and quran is toilet paper

    February 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      You are jelouse becouse you cannot have a little girl.

      February 12, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      HaHa! – I like "true height of a hindu" !

      February 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Wintermute76

    Jesus is dead. He is not coming back. You need to get on with your life.

    February 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Vedicmystic

    That which is consciousness alone which is all-pervading, which is eternal, which is all-full, which is of the form of bliss and which is indestructible, is the only true Brahman (infinite consciousness). – Varaha Upanishad

    February 11, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Vedic – you are quoting the oldest sacred book without true understanding, as you do not applie this wsidom integrally in your comments full of hatred and prejudice.

      February 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        read wisdom ( not wsidom)

        February 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Yacobi- WISE is one of the 99 names of Allah : Al Hakim.

        February 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Vedicmystic

    He who perceives all beings in the Self alone, and the Self in all beings, does not entertain any hatred on account of that perception. – Isavasya Upanishad

    February 11, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Vedicmystic

    mohamed was a child rapist and a mass murdering prophet of the devil just compare the fake manmade quran to the gita and u will see the truth

    February 11, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      If you offend a prophet, this is the kind of reply you can get.

      February 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Vedicmystic

    “"Na Hanyate Hanyamane Sarire"

    "Consciousness is eternal it is not vanquished with the destruction of the temporary body"”

    February 11, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Vedicmystic

    “There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes.”

    Bhagavad Gita quote

    February 11, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. salerno

    Dan – The Holy spirit come from the Father not from the son !
    I told you are a false christian as you do not understand your religion !

    February 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dindy..

    whatever it is do not make this is a reason to kill human beings.Let people live. everyone will return to GOD.SOONER OR LATER AND GOD WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. WHY WE FIGHT ABOUT IT?

    February 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Paracletus, trinity or angels are not the reason why people are killing each other. The reason is money and power.

      February 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. salerno

    Holy Spirit, also called Paracletus, is an Angel. Islam indentifies it with Gabriel, but there is no real difference.

    February 10, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Yacobi those words were translated with "Paracletus". The meaning is "who is called near" as a comforter or defender (it was used also to indicate the lawyers). Are you identifing Mohammed with the Paracletus ?

      February 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dan from Chicago, IL

    then 14 generations from the captivity in Babylon to the birth of Christ.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dan from Chicago, IL

    Well I got that wrong it was 14 generations form Abraham to David and 14 generations to the captivity to Babylon then from the captivity of Babylon to the birth of Christ. But anyway Gabriel is not the Holy Spirit and the angel had told Joseph that she was carrying a child of the Holy Spirit and that child would be a boy they would call Immanuel meaning God is with us!

    February 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Yes God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

      February 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        the brother in law, the sister and the holy spirit !

        February 10, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      The only sin that will not be forgiven is that of which you sin against the Holy Spirit and salerno that sounds very blasphemous against the Holy Spirit. If I were you I would be careful of what I say for Jesus said it is not what that goes in your mouth that you are condemned but that of which comes out of your mouth that you are condemned!

      February 12, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Shut up cursed ignorant ! You don't know anything about the Holy spirit you are committing sins against it with your actions.
        Better if you cursed the Jesus name , as it could be forgiven,.

        February 14, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dan from Chicago,IL

    And I suppose all the Arabs and Palestinians are the true Israeli's now huh?

    February 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      Jesus was not conceived by angels. The fact is that He was the Holy Spirit(the ALMIGHTY GOD)conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary! And for your information the 14 generations from Abraham to Jacob, the time that the slavery began in Egypt for the Israeli's and 14 generations until the reign of King David of Israel and the Israeli's and 14 generations from King David until the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem were all Israeli's! And I'm not just talking about one son from each father but all family members excluding those who were born of different race such as Ishmael of the concubine or slave Hagar.

      February 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      I thought I heard you say that some people of the region of 360 were Levites?

      February 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      The Levites were a tribe of the Israeli's to carry out the judicial duties within Israel.

      February 12, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  16. Shamrock6

    Just what does one expect these bozoes to say? Of course they're going to paint a "rosy" picture on how "successful" they are. How sickening!!!

    February 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      Thank you Shamrock,for seeing things the way they are. I'm sick and tired of all this right-wing propaganda.

      February 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |