July 16th, 2010
08:02 AM ET

Man claims responsibility for killing British troops

A man claiming to be the Afghan soldier who killed three British troops this week contacted the BBC to say he acted alone, the British broadcaster reported Friday.

The man said he was angry at the conduct of British troops in the southern province of Helmand and accused them of killing civilians, the BBC said.

Britain's Ministry of Defence said Friday it was aware of the claim.

"Whilst we cannot comment on the legitimacy of this individual's claims to be the suspect responsible for this cowardly attack, it is ridiculous to suggest that we are engaged in suicide attacks or are deliberately killing civilians," the defense ministry said in a statement.

"Insurgents and those who are against the coalition mission in Afghanistan routinely make false and exaggerated claims and so care must be taken not to accept their accounts at face value."

Investigators are still searching for the soldier, who carried out the attack at a British military outpost where British and Afghan troops had been working side by side. He shot dead one of the soldiers in his bed, then fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the base's command center, killing two and wounding four others, before fleeing.

Afghan, British, and U.S. military soldiers spoke out against the attack.

The Taliban said later the attacker was with them in a "safe place," Time magazine reported.

The BBC said its Kabul bureau was contacted by the Taliban on Thursday and given a mobile phone number to call. An intermediary then passed the phone to a man who said he was Talib Hussain, whom a senior Afghan National Army officer had earlier identified as the attacker.

During the 10-minute call, the man said he was angry at the conduct of British troops in Helmand and accused them of killing civilians, including children, the BBC reported.

"When I challenged him that civilians had been killed in Taliban attacks too, he said that the Taliban were Mujahedeen fighting for their own country," wrote the BBC's Dawood Azami.

The man said he had spent a couple of years in Iran, and that he joined the Afghan National Army soon after returning a year ago, the BBC said.

He said the attack had been his own idea and that he had had no contact with the Taliban, Iran, or Pakistan beforehand. It was only after the shooting that he had joined the Taliban, the BBC reported.

While the broadcaster said the identity of the caller could not be confirmed, all of the details he gave in the phone call matched those given by an official in Helmand, the BBC said.

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  1. Greg

    Larvadog, I am sure you have a very small "larvadog" in your pants, and that you think this "Screen-name" is "cool". It is not. You are a nerd. The fact is, that without a huge amount of help from the people of France(thanks to their hatred and neverending wars with England), there would be no "United States of America"; we would never have won the Revolutionary War without them.

    I am not simply singling you out larvadog, you are just one of many retards here(about 95%) who continuously post comments without ever having the slightest clue what you are talking about. If I had more time, I would discuss the comments of some of the other people here who are also totally lacking an IQ. I guess with many of you this is the sole outlet you have to the outside world, so just being able to express your pathetic comments to the rest of the world makes you feel in control of your life and keeps you from committing suicide. For that reason alone I will let you all slide, but for the few intelligent people like myself who comment here, we would appreciate it if all of you simplings would go somewhere else to try to express yourselves; like to a therapist. They are not only used to it, but they get paid, and they should, to listen to pathetic people like all of you, all day long. Thank you.

    July 21, 2010 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
    • The Real USMC Forever

      GREG, RELAX AND STOP BEING A DICK. Not everyone like you has a Ph.D in every subject known to man, you must be a Democrap and I'll bet you voted for the Obama Monster right???? Good boy and just eat your peanut butter sandwich and drink your friggin milk!!!!

      August 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smegman

    Sorry friend, you’re the one that lacks basic education. It may be hard for you
    to obtain it since being American, you assume you already know everything,
    thanks to your political and religious leaders, and their brain washing dogmas,
    and paradigms…
    You need to travel more, and see the real word, not the virtual one presented
    in you controlled media. You did play a small role in fighting Nazism, but you
    wanted your share of Europe in return. You had no business getting involved
    in stopping communism, as it did not pose any real threat to you, only the superficial
    one. That, and few false flag operations got you moving to more world destruction
    and domination. Terrorism? Please…When the cold war ended, you needed and wanted
    another enemy. Terrorism is your invention, and you support both sides of it.
    See my friend, brain is a wonderful thing to have and use. It allows rational, independent
    reasoning. Something you and your fellow Americans, with few exceptions, don’t have.
    Stop telling others how to live. Clean up your house and your ways first.

    July 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      I have traveled the world and saw how muslims live. They live like bigots. fight with each other. Same as the USA. Difference is we don't go killing innocent people for their difference of opinion. I guess the Koran doent teach how to be tolerant. Peacefull religion my rear end.

      July 19, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • me

        Boy you like calling people Pharisees don't you? So because I don't agree with your whacked out train of thought that is reson for me to die (according to the Koran)? I guess you can't expect much from a religion based on convert or die.

        July 20, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Smegman

    USA, make up your mind please.
    You change friends and enemies more often then I change my underwear.
    One day some poor country is your friend, next, your bombing the hell
    out of it and its people. Everything you do is based on your convenience,
    and lies. Now, the entire world has you figured out. They hate your guts.
    Please stay within the boarders of your country, and stop sticking your nose
    where it doesn’t belong.

    July 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      How right you are,Smegman!!!

      July 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Krashman

      Smegman and Jerry you both seem to forget what this world would be like if the US and UK with other friends did not step in and face terrorism, Nazis and communism. You both really need to seek some serious education and maybe some therapy as well.

      July 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Funny how all these other countries will gladly take the USA'a money and resources with open arms then talk like they hate us. You say a brain is a wonderful thing....use yours before you open your mouth.

      July 19, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • me

        Your "friendly" Muslim countries ask for Aid all the time. You obviosly hate the USA but yet you are posting an an American news station. Allbeit the Comunist News Network but an American one none the less. If it werent for the millions we give to Arab countries yall would be about on the level of some of the impovershed African nations. At least they appreciate the help.

        July 20, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • USMC forever

      Then don't come to the USA and attack us SMEGMA (funk around my anus)!!!!

      July 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tim L.

    i say just light up that waste land desert. makem glow orange. drones drones and more drones

    July 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Seemor Butts

    Who honestly care's?

    July 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jesse

    Yacobi are you related to the shooter? You seem real mad. Or are you scared that somehow the truth will come out?

    July 19, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |

    Hey everyone go to WWW GLC "Gods learning channel" and listen to Walit Shoebat an ex-Muslin

    July 18, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      How bout we not and say we did.

      July 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Praise the true God that there is at least one sane muslim who saw the true light.

      July 20, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jean Paul Dildeaux

    I wonder if Rambo did this. Sounds like his MO, and it is known that he was upset that his VA benefits didn't cover Viagra.

    July 18, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chris....from AL-A-BAMA

    I'm gonna have to disagree with ya there Yak. I've been looking around at some other boards, and all your comments seem to be nothing but negativity and hate for people that don't think like you.

    July 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chris....from AL-A-BAMA

    Hahaha nobody gave me the right to dictate...any one any thing...(thats how you put it). Whatever the helll that means.? Not much of your comment made sense so i'm not sure how to respond but here it goes... I'm assuming that you're mad because of my earlier comment about making everybody serve in the military...thats what i would do if someone did give me the right to dictate what others do. And no.... not slaves. People are people. I just think that to enjoy our freedoms and our rights... you should earn it. Nu Cons? Thats a new one for me.

    July 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chris....from AL-A-BAMA

    Peter... you're right... that was a bad judgement call on our part. But the result of us backing the insurgents who fought against Russia has come back to bite us... if we were to allow Russia to back the Taliban, that would come back to bite US. Yes, we shouldn't have backed them, but no, we should not allow other countries to back them either. Isolate the enemy, stop the supply flow. Its how you win a war. And DC may be right. It might never stop, but id rather fight it over there, than pull out and let the fight wander over here.

    July 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DC

    It will never stop.

    July 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Peter

    Lets see. We backed the insurgents that fought against the former soviet union to keep them out of afghanistan. Now, imagine if the russians were to back the taliban as strongly as we did. It's ok if we do it, but not if they do it?

    July 18, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. Chris....from AL-A-BAMA

    I smell a lot of liberal chicken s$%t in here. I've been hearing about how liberals think that all of the citizens of Afghanistan are affiliated with the Taliban, and how we need to educate the Taliban, not fight them. You left-wing folks don't realize that the Taliban is made up of fanatics who don't want to be educated. I take that back.... ya'll realixe it, ya'll just don't want to believe it. Because if you accept that fact, then you'd have to accept the fact that the US and coalition forces should be over there breathing down the Talibans neck. By bringing the fight to them, we keep their focus on their own country....not ours. If it were up to me... I would make military service mandatory, and if you don't serve...you don't get the rights and the freedom that this country offers. And another thing... everytime you b%$#h about us being over there, you are degrading and dishonoring the service of those who have been, are there now, and will be going. This is what ya'll are saying "Good job, we support you but we think that what you've done and what you're doing is wrong and we want you to quit. Just give up and don't even try to win, just pull out." The majority of left-wing folks are spineless. And it makes me sick to think about how soft this country has become. And we owe it all to you left-wing. So pat yourselves on the back... not too hard though, you might hurt yourself.

    July 18, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. me

    Your thought process is severly misguided if you think that when we leave they are going to leave us alone....

    July 18, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  16. me

    exactly who's side are most of yall on??

    July 18, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
    • me

      By reading your posts I don't think your version is the truth.

      July 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  17. boo bear

    What Afghanistan and Iraq need are powerful allies that can provide them with weapons the U.S. provide the Afghan rebels during their secession from the former Soviet Union. The sick animals are those who justify murdering innocent women and children claiming it's an act of war, until their women and children are murdered, then it's unjustified. What this world needs is an end to religion, end the bloodshed over ignorance and hatred that exists because members of one group believes their values, morals are superior. The only way the animals will end the violence is to become educated and look at what makes us similar rather than the differences.

    July 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Zontar

    A brave man. Certainly much braver than the video-gamers droning people from thousands of miles away.

    July 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |

      You just said it all,Zontar!!!

      July 17, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesse

        Oh how brave to shot a man wjile sleeping, as he menaces you with his snores. What happened to the real mujahadeen? Men who refused to attack like cowards, men who let there enemy know who stood against them. Oh, that's right cowards like this shoot them in the back, and ran off to join the taliban.

        July 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tony L

    We need our new military commander General David Howell Petraeus to take control of the situation. We will figure this out and finish the job by next year and start withdrawing our troops. we may not leave completely for a while but atleast will hand over the security patrols on the Afghan troops. The British will have left by then as well.

    July 17, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Do you honestly believe all that right-wing mumbo-jumbo you blogged in here?We need to leave Afghanistan to the Afghans and rid that country of ALL foreign military forces and foreign manipulation.

      July 17, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
      • jamal

        yaaaaaa do thaht & soon u ll see the results which is u have to convert to islam & ur sister in binladens heram

        July 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Smith in Oregon

    This Afghanistan Occupation Resistance Fighters Motive is unclear? Are you kidding me? More and more Afghanistan soldiers and Afghanistan police are seeing American and NATO soldiers as the enemy occupying the land of Afghanistan. And when they have the opportunity to kill an American or NATO soldier, plant a IED or pass intelligence to their fellow resistance to occupation fighters they do so. It is no mystery, they see the American and NATO soldiers as a foreign military occupying force propping up a corrupt dictator Hamid Karzai.

    During WW2 with the Germans occupying France, the US Military heralded the French Occupation Resistance Fighters. Now the US Military are labeling the Afghanistan Occupation Resistance Fighters as 'the Taliban'. There is no totally removing Afghanistan residents that oppose US and NATO military occupation of their country, to even float that as a goal is the morass mantra of a Oil War to Nowhere.

    July 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jack


    By the way, "Allah" in Islam didn't originally mean "God." Rather, to Muhammad it was kind of like saying "oooo ahhhh" which he said in delight because once he took over a place it was now "All His" or "All ah", with "ah meaning "mine."

    July 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dale_Omer

      Jack you have got to be the biggest moron i have ever heard of, you make the stupidiest comments that have no merrit, your probably trailer park trash and own about 30 shotguns waiting to shoot down any democrat in sight. How has Allah( which means God) allowed you to continue being a waste of oxygen? you must really hate yourself enough to come here and type these ignorant comments again with no merrit. The only thing that i have to say for you is may Allah God Yewouh and all other names of God have piety on your soul as you are at the bottom of the tea party trash pile.

      July 18, 2010 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
      • USMC forever

        Come on Dale, in the famous words of your daddy Rodney King, " Ca,Ca, Can, Can't we all just ge, ge, get along?????
        Man, there are alot of tards on this blog. Geeesch

        July 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      So this is the "good" you keep in your heart?? Must be a dark heart.

      July 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      ah meaning no, learn real etimology instead of making up definitions as you go along. Just because something sounds similar doesn't make it the same. Learn to read and do some research.

      July 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jack

    By the way, "Allah" in Islam didn't originally mean "God." Rather, to Muhammad it was kind of like saying "oooo ahhhh" which he said in delight because once he took over a place it was not "All His" or "All ah", with "ah meaning "mine."

    July 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • taliban

      you are not fair in your statement. it looks that you are ignorent

      July 18, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Jesse

        Those aren't looks thats a fact.

        July 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC forever

      Allah, fallah who gives a rats @ss. That religion is a fraud and a waste. That religion needs to go away and so do the LOSERS that practice it!!!!

      July 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jack

    I'm a true blue American (or rather a red American if referencing the election maps because I vote Republican) but I do not agree with the term "insurgents" to describe any enemy in Afganistan or Iraq because It implies that anyone who is against us is from outside the country. While there is partial truth to that implication, it's not necessarily true. There are many people in Iraq and in Afganistan who hate America and Britian.

    But there's more. The use of the term "insurgents" implies that once the foreigners are removed there will be peace, which gives a false sense of hope. The truth is, in any country where Islam is the majority religion there will be terrorism and war until the biggest Muslim bully becomes the dictator of the country, wether you want to call him a President, King, Shiek, Mullah, etc. That's just how Islam teaches people to think. You justify your bullying by creating a false illusion in your own mind that you're sent from God and then you take over and make others subserviant to you. And that folks, was the Islam that Muhammad started and it is the Islam that exists in the world today.

    July 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • KingK2

      Obviously you couldn't have said it better, where every their hate there is love and I am waiting for you to come to Pakistan so I can shove my chappal in your gand when you land here.

      July 17, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  24. Disgusted with warmongers

    Send in the drones? Simple solutions, simple minds!

    July 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |

      I agree with you.Are these people who brag on these drones actual Tea Partiers or just right-wing nutjobs?It goes to show how ignorant these people are.

      July 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Your problem is that you fail to realize that life isn't complex. It is just an overwehlming amount of simplicities.

      July 19, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  25. yankee cowboy

    And there you have the Iran connection.

    July 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tom

    Drones Indeed. Put them out en masse.

    July 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Tom,are you another ignorant Tea Partier or just a right-wing fanatic???

      July 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bill

        I will poop in your face!. and make you eat it!

        July 18, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Come on,Bill.Are you that much of a Tea Partier to be blogging what you did?I guess so with that Tea Party mentality

        July 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesse

        Jerry you seem awefully angry. Did they not let you in their tea party?

        July 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  27. Will

    Send out the Drones

    July 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      How would you feel if your family were to be on the receiving end of those "wonderful" drones???

      July 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • rcooder

        How would I like it if they sent out the drones? How did we like it when they tumbled the twin towers? How about that?
        I remember all too well – send them drones out to hunt down those rats in holes!

        July 18, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • zebra

      Send drones or 100,000 more soldiers, you will still be defeated.

      July 21, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        Sounds like an Al Quada soundbite. NATO will win as long as they wish to fight and then it will probably fall back to the medeival s-hole its always been.

        July 21, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
      • Fred

        You do realize that al these deaths could have been avoided if the people of Afganistan (and more importantly people stirring hatred like yourself from Pakistan) simply taken the opportunity to use their votes to bring the changes they want rather than kill and mane their fellow Muslims. also the US would have left the region years ago. As it is they will revert back to their cave man standard of living. They will continue destroying their history like the buddhas and keep hating. You can't blame the US for wanting a atble government in the country that brought us 911.

        July 21, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  28. Gaz

    The British, although not the biggest army, are one of the best military forces in the world.
    If our our PC politicians had put in the other 250,000 troops required and if their PC politicians would allow them to get on with the job and get old school colonial on these barbarians then we'd probably all have been home by now.

    July 16, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Is that how you lost the Revolutionary War(1775-1783) with the Americans?King George let the British do whatever they wanted over here and yet thet lost.

      July 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gaz

        Learn to read Jerry, learn to read.

        July 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC forever

        Jerry WOW, man you are truly digging up the past, like 250 years. The English are our brothers and remember why we as a country became what we are today. I believe it was over religious freedoms and taxation!!!

        July 16, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Hey USMC forever,where do you come off telling me that the English are my brothers?Are they truly any better than the Russians?I find that very dubious.

        July 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • larvadog

        Jerry your succint summation of the American Revolution, your belief in its relevance to this discussion, and your comparison between England and Russia would be hilarious were they not intended to be genuine.

        It's early enough in the day that I think you can still catch an episode of Bob the Builder and leave the discussion to the grownups.

        July 19, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Yeoman Johnson

        Can we build it? Yes we can!! I love Bob the Builder. What were we talking about again?

        Oh yeah, the Brits are cool. I think we can get past the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. I hate this Afghan war. If the Soviets couldn't win with twice the troop strength and 10 times the brutality, then I don't think we will do much. The people outside of Kabul are too tribal in orientation. One day a faction will be aligned with NATO troops, but then the next day, if NATO is on a mission that is to attack a clan that has some sort of affiliation with the original faction, they literally can turn and start killing NATO soldiers. Unreal. If you are going to win a war, you have to first figure out who the enemy is. And the answer to that question changes every day.

        July 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fred

        Please read a history book. King George had nothing to do with the Revolutionary war other than for propaganda reasons. The English/Scottish monarchy lost its powers over 100 years earlier and King George was insane. Also this is completely irrelevant to the topic.

        July 21, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
      • USMC forever

        Hey Jerry, if you don't like it why don't you pack up your Camel loving funk and get out of America??? The British ARE OUR BROTHERS PERIOD and you can kiss my @ss, littleman!!!!

        July 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • taliban

      you stupid don't understand that the taliban love death to defend their land as much uo guys love pigs and dogs

      July 18, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        Then keep on dying. That works pretty damn good for us.

        July 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • zebra

      Sorry Gaz, I have to disagree. The British, no matter how strong their military is, are still weaker than the Russians. If Soviet Union with all their military might got defeated then most probably you will be defeated too.

      July 21, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  29. Georgia Goad

    Yes, I sure do have a comment, does that "Talib Hussain" by killing the British soldiers make him any better than anyone who "accidentallly" may have killed civilians there? Does that make his action right?????? I sure as _ _ _ _ don't think so. Stupid is as stupid does.....GG

    July 16, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Can you honestly blame the man for what he did?Can you blame the French for killing German soldiers during WW2?Somehow I cannot.

      July 16, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
      • David

        What a dumb@#$@#$ doesnt even compare.. You are seriously sick. Why dont you leave the free world and live where people are being killed because they wear shorts... Get out of my country....

        July 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • JWH

        Jack Ass, wrong is still wrong.

        July 16, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bull

        So using your line of thinking.It will be ok for the UK Troops to gather 30 members of this guys family/friends.Put them against a wall and shoot them.

        July 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • larvadog

        Blame the french for killing Germans in WWII? Where did that come from? There wasn't a whole lot of that going on, given the french penchant for white-flag waving. They would have surrendered to a plate of sauerkraut. (Note to trolls – this is sarcasm, so please don't waste your last remaining brain cell mentioning the french resistance movement or the fact that I refuse to capitalize anything to do with the french.

        Beyond that, I don't think you want to compare the German invasion of france to the UK's presence in Afghanistan, although in this country you certainly are free to demonstrate your idiocy if you feel compelled.

        Please refrain from making false analogies.

        July 19, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
      • Jesse

        Actually according to nuremburg yes you can. If they had killed civilians he had a duty to report it, not shoot people while they sleeped and then wreak havoc to cover up murder. Then sneak off to the enemy to hide. Pretending to be friendly and then shooting a sleeping person outside of combat is most definitely MURDER. No matter how bad you may think they are or what you claim they've done. Unless he had reason to believe that the soldier was going to kill him after nap time, he is a murderer.

        July 19, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
      • USAFwarriorairman

        As someone that has been to Afghanistan and served with Brits, please SHUT THE FU C K UP, im sure you would be hesitant to make that comment in the company of American or British troops, its funny what people say behind the security of their keyboard.

        July 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Thanks,David,for showing off your obvious ignrance.Are you a Tea Partier by any chance???

      July 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        I suspect he is,Bledsoe.

        July 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesse

        And I suspect Daniel-2 is an idiot.

        July 19, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Matt

        Say all you want about the Tea Party....you will receive a wake-up call this fall. People are sick and tired of the democrats and republicans... People want CHANGE- remember that slogan? You'll see

        July 20, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |