September 7th, 2010
10:18 AM ET
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  1. Two Sparrows Foundation

    Soldiers Supporting Kabul Street Children Education

    There is a humanitarian charity effort underway to help the 35,000+ street children in Kabul Afghanistan.The goal of Two Sparrows Foundation is to enable child street beggars, orphan children, young Afghan adults, and street business children to escape poverty by obtaining an accelerated education. Two Sparrows Foundation, Inc., a 501 c 3 public charity intends to raise funds for Afghan NGOs to provide vocational or academic education for these children and young adults. Thus far, 100% contributors have been US servicemembers and veterans.

    September 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tammy Shorter

    Randy not sure if you are actually following all the comments in this article, but if so wanted to say hello. Was curious if we are related. In NC I haven't met too many other Shorter's so was curious. Sorry I know this isn't commenting on the article guys but had to say hello to a fellow Shorter – lol. If you read this and are interested look me up on FB Randy. Hang in there!

    September 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Blessed Geek

    What's a solider?

    September 12, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. wowcnn

    CNN has really gone downhill with their grammar and spelling.

    September 10, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The way Our Military treat Children prove that We are there to help not to Hurt them!!!

    September 9, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lennybaby

      Will you stop vomiting your ignorance on this page? No matter whose name you vomit it under,it's still sickening.In fact,the Russians felt the same way but at least they didn't pretend to be heros.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        You got that right,Lennybaby.Now we see that Phunnie boy has a new name,LarryKegel(US Army).

        September 10, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Come on,Larry Kegel.I'm sure that you know better than what you just posted.Get serious!

      September 10, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I am getting tired of getting rid of Post that I never wrote!!! That is why I change My name on here...

    September 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I just hope that you meant what you said about not usurping my name anymore.

      September 10, 2010 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. beth

    um.. the last soldier i talked to said he crapped in a brown bag and pretended it was candy as 15 afghan children fought over it.

    if these are the type of soldiers we have, im ashamed to call myself an american.

    September 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      I don't blame you,beth.I feel the same way. These bozos are a national disgrace!!!!!

      September 10, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. Common Sense

    180* + LIES = 360*

    180* + LIES = 360*

    180* + LIES = 360*

    September 9, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. nancy in Pennsylvania

    pastor terry jones is a terrorist! No one should ever burn a religious book. All he is doing is making himself famous while putting our soldiers in much more danger. Why don't people worry about their own religion and stop worrying the other religions? Well I for one hopes he does not succeed in this disgraceful act. Oh yea I am an American and I believe we should all live in peace!

    September 7, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      The Rev.Terry Jones is not a terrorist,nancy.I admire him for standing up for what he believes but I'm afraid the he'll cave in to the right-wing thugs in Washington and back down like you want him to.

      September 8, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
      • American Soldier

        Daniel,as much as I hate to say it,I'm afraid that you're right about the Rev.Terry Jones backing down.It appears that these right-wing thugs almost always get their way about things and that makes me sick!!!

        September 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thomas A Martinet

    Is there a copy-editor out there?

    September 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AJ

    just wait and see if they burn the Quran. Man thats going to get really ugly all around the world, and i thik if they did this all american around the world should go back home
    wining afgan!!!!!!! no way your not even fighting army. good luck

    September 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Posey

      I have a nagging sensation that the right-wing thugs in Washington will either bribe or coerce this Rev.Terry Jones out of burning the Coran on Sept.11 as it wil make them appear to be as bad as they truly are.

      September 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I'm convinced the left-wing thugs who control Washington will make this pastor disappear, since their biggest allies are the muslims.

        September 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Now I see that this bozo just usurped my name as he posted the above.It's the right-wing thugs in Washington who'll either bribe or coerce the Pastor into backing down.I sincerely hope that he doesn't do that.

        September 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dindy Sri lanka

    what a mess!!!! If all are supporting as they say why these evil exist ?It is true that lots of people Died in Pakistan. Then on the other side Many troops. Lets pray and raise the name of Almighty for the Judgment rather than we give our own opinions. May be all these killings will stop and all the people will have peace.

    September 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      First and foremost is the need to have NATO vacate Afghanistan and America to reconsider the policy of isolationism.It worked quite well for 150 years and there's absolutely no reason to think that it won't work again.

      September 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Now that's very good idea whose time has come,Daniel.Thank you for your imput here.

        September 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Didn't the right-wing news media try this crap in Vietnam??? As I remember,It seems like they did.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Yeah, like those well-known right-wingers in the media such as Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite.


      September 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bill

    Solider? CNN has really gone down hill. They don't even spell check their headlines. It's even worse on CNN TV. You should see all the misspelled words.

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

      That's because CNN like the rest of the right-wing news media is to busy trying to make NATO look good.

      September 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        New York Times, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NPR...darn right-wing media, they're everywhere! It's like a conspiracy or something.

        September 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jessica

    Typo much, CNN? And in the headline nonetheless.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill

      If you want to see some typos, watch HLN for a few hours. Today, Mike Galanos used the word "mischeevious", which is not even a word.

      September 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jessica

        I understand how "solider" got through the spell check since it could literally mean "more solid" – but "mischeevious"?!!?!? I used to think I could trust CNN....

        September 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. dan

    pakistan will never get involved with this war there going to make any excuse they can come up with to not deal with the taliban in there country. there going to keep on wathcing the taliban run back and forth over the border and launch attack from the pakistani side of the border into afghanistan against us troops. in my opinion deploy seal and special forces teams at night to operate in pakistan without concent of the paki government. there not going to do anything we need to make something happen.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shwan

      Dan – Let me tell you the facts = Pakistan has 800+ border posts on Pakistan side of the border. And US / Afghan forces have only 150 border post on Afghan side of the border. I wanna know who is serious to watch the border. Off course u will never hear this fact on US Coperate media.

      All Pakistan Haters here. Keep in mind that NATO / US 70% supply goes through Pakistan Roads, So beware what you ask for. Because you don't want your forces to die in WAR with out WAR supplies ­čÖé

      Pakistan´╗┐ Army /´╗┐ ISI have already sacrificed a lot to help US´╗┐ Occupation in Afghanistan. 6000+ Army / ISI officers have died´╗┐ in last 9 years. With 20,000+ ordinary citizens of Pakistan have also died. The only thing Pakistan´╗┐ got is destruction / Blood / economy destroyed in last 9 years.

      Now Pakistan Army / ISI should now ONLY protect Pakistan INTEREST. US have already lost in Afghanistan against Taliban with AK-47s and now asking for Pakistan help do Face saving´╗┐ before Afghanistan EXIT.

      September 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kevin

        Pakistan has never had an economy. Pakistan has lived-off the hand-out and generosity of US, Western European countries and China. Pakistani intellect has either migrated abroad or live in Pakistan as politicians or Senior Army men. The rest of the population is abused and used by the politicians, thugs and military (ISI) for their personal gain.

        I agree that the US should walk away from Afghanistan – US should stop trying to influence everyone and make friends of everyone. It's just unrealistic. US should instead adopt the policy of live and let live... every culture should be respected and everyone should agree that need to stop influencing the other with their religious and cultural beliefs.

        Pakistan should stop receiving covert support and wealthy countries should instead try and develop Pakistan towards economic growth by way of better universal education and industries that will create employment and exports for Pakistan. If Pakistan starts to grow economically, it will get busy in growing and flourishing and will not spend its time and resources on covert activities in Afghanistan, India and around the world via ISI

        September 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joseph McCarthy

        One way for that to happen Kevin,is to have the Communists take over and set up a regime of their own and rid Pakistan of both corruption and Western control like China did back in 1950.

        September 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • George Patton

        By all means, let's start another war by proxy between the commies and the U.S. Yes, that would solve everything. Then we could fund and supply the Afghan tribes all over again only to have them turn on us after they commies give up.

        September 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • George Patton

        I didn't post the above.Some bozo's just trying to make look bad.For the record,I fully support the Communists and would very much like to see them regain power over there.

        September 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ToddB

    What is a Solider?

    September 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • O_o

      maybe soldier, wondering when someone would notice...

      September 8, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  18. TruthTeller

    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 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      The only reason Pakistan can afford to carry on all its fights (directly and indirectly) is because it's kept afloat by US (via donations) and by China, cause it uses Pakistan as a way to keep India down and busy.

      If China can be offered a bait (mining rights in Afghanistan) and the ability to use Indian labor and ports to exploit it, China will walk away from Pakistan in a heartbeat.

      Once Pakistan is out of the equation, Afghanistan will start to see economic progress and with that comes increased tolerance and peace for the people of Afghanistan.

      Pakistan and China have to be separated and things will then fall into place.

      September 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. 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!!" ÔÇô The Alex Jones Show""

    September 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Manchu Infantry

      If you really want to know what's going on in Afghanistan, raise your right hand and take the oath....

      September 7, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Georgia Goad

        Interesting comeback.....GG

        September 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  20. 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 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    The Children are the Future!!! If We can get them on Our side we have a chance to win the War forever!!!

    September 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Another propaganda ploy by NATO as usual!!!

      September 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Lorri

        I really want to meet you................. I have often wondered what a real jack@ss looks like!

        September 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I did not post the above statement.I'd to see the bozo who did it repost it in Spanish if he can!!!

      September 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        A veces me olvido de si estaba en el ej├ęrcito o los marines.

        September 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      "Solider" LOL CNN how 'bout spell check kids?!?!?!

      September 9, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Your optimism is more than a tad whimsical. Three weeks in a Madrassa will cure the children of their benevolence, and we're back to Square One.

      September 12, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |