January 18th, 2011
12:08 PM ET

Hegseth: Afghan victory is attainable

Capt. Pete Hegseth of Vets for Freedom discusses the war in Afghanistan and his future deployment there.

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  1. Dindy

    January 21st ..11:25am I did not post. 🙁

    January 22, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |

    What's wrong with this Hegseth anyway? Can't he tell right from wrong? Anybody with half a brain knows we have no right to be in that country!

    January 20, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Hey Bubba if a murderer were found to be hold up in your home and you did not give him up to police then charges of harboring a fugitive would be held against you. So our forces are just upholding the law by going after the Taliban and al Qaeda!

      January 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Use your own ID phony boy or do you think you are getting under my skin or something? Because it only makes you the fool and liar and I know God hates those who continue to sin! And God says when you break one of his laws it is like breaking all of them!

        January 20, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      To answer your question Bubba,the man is most probably nihilistic. Right or wrong means quite little to him. Sorry,but that's the way it is with some people!

      January 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        @Greg so it's right to harbor terrorists and allow them to train and plan attacks from their country without any repercussions?

        January 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    To all men and women fighting and giving aid to Afghanistan for their future of becoming a free and democratic state that is a friend and ally with us in our war on terror, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND BRING YOU HOME SAFELY TO YOUR FAMILIES!

    January 19, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • damsel

      God protect the brave men and women who serve in Afghan and Iraq. !!

      January 22, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. damsel

    salerno......you are .dangerous than any one in war...

    January 19, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      damsel – No I am not dangerous, as I am not going to foreign countries using M4 rifle, grenades, missiles or MK77, like the Americans.

      January 19, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
      • Michael O'Rourke

        Good post,salerno. Just ignore these right-wing ignoramuses like damsel. They're the ones who are dangerous since ignorance usually leads to war.

        January 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • damsel

        salerno..sometimes words can damage the whole universe more than weapons do. That is why you are dangerous.

        January 22, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      damsel – so my words are more effective than yours. If I can contribuite to stop the war it is good for the people including americans.

      January 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. salerno

    Hegseth is a dangerous serial killer, like the Tucson shooter.

    January 19, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael O'Rourke

      You said it,salerno!!! I get so sick and tired of all these right-wing nutjobs belly-hooing this bozo!

      January 19, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        If we were to just give up on this war on terror the Islamic extremists would not only take over Afghanistan again but many other countries would fall into extremists hands and terror would would be the mainstream of power in the Islamic world!

        January 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jesse Cook

    Hegseth,you're a man after mine own heart! Maybe our most glorious victory is in reach after all. Anyway,keep up the bloodshed!!!

    January 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      YABBA-DABBA-DOO-DOO-DOO!!! I'm with you!

      January 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Captain Pete Hegseth is a man who knows right from wrong and which is good and what is evil unlike salerno below who's mind is deranged!

        January 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      He knows the right from wrong....... and choose the wrong, becouse he is PAID to do so.

      January 20, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN


        January 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – yes, this is why Bin Laden killed 3.000 americans in Cole carrier and 9/11, as you terrorized Iraqis children.

        January 21, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        When did the US ever terrorize Iraqi children? You are a propagandist and a sick liar! God knows how badly Saddam treated not only his people but also giving $25,000 to families that would have a family member put on a suicide vest and blow himself up inside Israel! Salerno you cannot justify Islamic extremism and God will give the victims their justice come judgment day!

        January 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        US terrorized Iraqi children from 1991 when hundreds of them were killed in a refuge, in 1998 Clinton bombing during desert fox rightly before Christmas, and during the last war after 9/11. Saddam helped the family after they lost some relative. It is a good action as they were in bad condition being refujees after Israel tooke away their houses.

        January 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cynthia Barr

    God Bless you and everything you do for us and our country Sir! We out here in Mokena, IL, will be praying for your speedy and safe return! If you need anything, send it thru the loop! We'll do the best we can to make sure your needs are met.
    Until you're home and on safe soil, you'll be in our heart and prayers! GOOD LUCK AND GOD SPEED!

    January 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      Gee Cynthia,I'm with you all the way. YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!

      January 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy...

        Gary ..what is this Yabba Dabba do...? May be you are very happy all the time?

        January 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Hegseth is like a Nazi a mass murderer. During WWII we killed many of people like him using esplosive devices and I hope he will find the same death. People have the right of defending themselves from the intruders. They are cowards using WMD even against children. In Falluja Americans used MK77 against population and the UK deputy Alice Mahon resigned for the scandal and the shame. I suspect US was involved with the kidnapping of the Italian journalist Sgrena as they killed his rescuers simulating a mistake.

      January 19, 2011 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Salerno, why don't you get an ak47 and go to Afghanistan if your so convinced that you are in the right! Then your spirit will be with those with whom you think God will protect!

        January 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – I am an opinionist and not an action men. I am an observer and espress my view like others.
        I had some fighters in my family, but personally deserted the military like my father.

        January 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Are you an American? and do you believe that the people who attacked America on 9/11 need to be brought to justice?

        January 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – Capturing terrorists is one thing killing civilians including women and children is completely different story. By doing so you walk down to the same level of delinquency of AlQaeda and even justifie their actions.

        January 20, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        We do not go out and kill civilians period! The Taliban and their terrorist allies hide behind them and they may get hit by mistake but we DO NOT GOT OUT TO KILL CIVILIANS! THEY DO AS YOU SEE IN THE NEWS TODAY IN IRAQ!

        January 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – Wikileaks showed the US military not only killed civilians but also covered those killing.
        Additionally even CNN reported many of those killings, let alone Al-Jazeera that also showed images.

        January 21, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        If any civilians were killed by NATO forces the most likely scenario was that the cowardly Taliban or their terrorist allies were using them as human shields which I am sure happens all the time!

        January 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan THIS STORY OF HUMAN SHIELDS IS ANOTHER LIE SPREAD BY US MILITARY. THEY WERE UNABLE TO SHOW ANY IMAGES OF CIVILIANS USED AS HUMAN SHILEDS. The perpose is to cover their intentional civilians killing, but Wikileaks showed the truth.

        January 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        How true that rings salerno, and don't pay any attetion to those posts above that Pfunnie boy blogged under my name.

        January 22, 2011 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. 911Patriot

    This is what honor and commitment looks like. Thank you so much Captain Hegseth. God bless you and your loved ones.
    We as a nation are indebted although so many Americans are not worthy of your sacrifice and service.

    January 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |

      More right-wing bla-bla-bla. How old and corny this gets!!!

      January 18, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy...

        Dan..... we should find out what is Bubba"s style that he talks about? Actually what is this special style in Alabama ? 🙂

        January 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        It's just slang; meaning he wants to sound all bad, tough, probably an obese old man.

        January 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Go get em Captain Pete Hegseth! We know you and the rest of our troops can do the job! We will again have an Islamic nation stand up to these Islamic extremists rebel jihadists! It's about time Islam begins to show care and love for all people as God does not just those who have their faith in Islam!

    January 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy


      January 22, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |