September 30, 2012

Report: Today's "Green On Blue" Attack In Afghanistan Involved An Entire Afghan Army Unit
— DrewM

Today a US Army Soldier and an American contractor were killed in an attack by our "allies" in the Afghan National Army. The fallen soldier is the 2,000 American killed in the war.

What seems to make this attack different is a report of a firefight between an entire Afghan National Army unit and an America convoy.

We can't get out of that shit-hole fast enough.

Our men and women accomplished the mission they were sent there to do long ago. Helping to make that Godforsaken place part of the civilized world isn't a job for the military. Quite frankly, I'm more than happy to let them roll around in their squalor.

I hope our exit plan is accelerated and mostly I hope if involves arming every tribe with enough weapons to keep them busy killing each other for a long, long time.

Posted by: DrewM at 03:14 PM | Comments (148)
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1 Saw this 2000 milestone on the news---wait, no I didn't.

Posted by: USS Diversity at September 30, 2012 03:16 PM (0CiTm)

2 So glad all of mine are back from that sh#thole.  I have one in Libya right now, that is enough.

Posted by: marinemom at September 30, 2012 03:18 PM (OKtOV)

3 Bomb it flat and salt the earth.

Posted by: Grover's at September 30, 2012 03:21 PM (Kh0Kx)

4 Oh, Lord. Every time I hear of an Army death I hold my breath and pray. One of my nephews is Army, and he's there somewhere.

We absolutely have to get out of there before we lose any more of our finest.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at September 30, 2012 03:21 PM (IlZPo)

5 They had the 2000 Kia on cbs. Minus of course the grimness turned up to omgz! !!1eleventy!!

Posted by: teej says go K-State at September 30, 2012 03:21 PM (tWrwm)

6 I believe it's worse than a " shit hole"
If thats possible....

Posted by: AmericanDawg at September 30, 2012 03:22 PM (COr7y)

7 squalor

Posted by: uterus cannon at September 30, 2012 03:22 PM (RLTt1)

8 I would suggest bombing it into the Stone Age if they had ever made it out of the Stone Age. I hate to sound like a fucking commie, but you know who benefits? Military suppliers and those fighting the war on drugs.

Posted by: Truman North, happy iPhone addict at September 30, 2012 03:22 PM (I2LwF)

9 Fuck Islam.

Posted by: Honey Badger at September 30, 2012 03:23 PM (ZFXqT)

10 Son of a motherfucker. My fucking BIL is in that shit hole. Just got there. There till March. Fuck fuck fuck.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2012 03:23 PM (GEICT)

11 I just read a report from Sept 16 in the NYDN where Pentagon Officials are blaming our soldiers insensitivity to Islam as the reason behind the Afghan Army attacks on our troops.

Posted by: Beto at September 30, 2012 03:23 PM (BAnPT)

12 TURN IT TO GREEN GLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Evilpens at September 30, 2012 03:23 PM (ck76k)

13 Sorry, defense contractors. That's the term I was looking for.

Posted by: Truman North, happy iPhone addict at September 30, 2012 03:24 PM (I2LwF)

14 Savages all. Fuck them and the 7th century horse they rode in on. Spin up the SLBMs.

Posted by: JimboHoffa at September 30, 2012 03:25 PM (dAfqy)

15 Debate moderator Goon Awful has denied that she has given the questions to Obama in advance. Link in my sig.

Posted by: Truman North, happy iPhone addict at September 30, 2012 03:26 PM (I2LwF)

16 Why shouldn't they attack the Americans? What consequences do they have to fear?

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 30, 2012 03:26 PM (AHM0q)

17 6 I believe it's worse than a " shit hole"
If thats possible....

Posted by: AmericanDawg at September 30, 2012 08:22 PM (COr7y)



I believe the phrase my son used after arriving there was 'irredeemable shit hole'.  



Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2012 03:27 PM (X6akg)

18 I just read a report from Sept 16 in the NYDN where Pentagon Officials
are blaming our soldiers insensitivity to Islam as the reason behind the
Afghan Army attacks on our troops.

Posted by: Beto at September 30, 2012 08:23 PM (BAnPT)

 

 

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The Pentagon needs to be bled out just as much as all the other agencies.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 03:27 PM (DPdjT)

19 As we execute our exit plan, how about we drop a few thousand daisy cutters at random around the county?  Make them pay a steep price in blood and terror.

Not a joke

Posted by: The Teller of Hard Facts at September 30, 2012 03:27 PM (FtGpn)

20 11 I just read a report from Sept 16 in the NYDN where Pentagon Officials
are blaming our soldiers insensitivity to Islam as the reason behind the
Afghan Army attacks on our troops.

Posted by: Beto at September 30, 2012 08:23 PM (BAnPT)

The "officials" in question are SCOAMF's appointees, right?


Posted by: KG at September 30, 2012 03:27 PM (IPz9m)

21 An entire afghan army unit?

Ok maybe a new approach is needed. I vote Dresden.

Posted by: Berserker at September 30, 2012 03:27 PM (FMbng)

22 @3-Yup. Why we ever had boots on the ground is a mystery to me. And don't stop with offgonistohn. Level every shit hole muzzie country then send all the middies here back. Tell em they've got a dictator free country now. Do with it what you will. But if you even think of messing with us or our friends we'll just go back, jack, and do it again.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at September 30, 2012 03:29 PM (PNi9V)

23 This is just one more reason to enjoy WZ's daily war pr0n.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 03:29 PM (DPdjT)

24

 

 

I vote Dresden.

Posted by: Berserker at September 30, 2012 08:27 PM (FMbng)

 

 

 

This, plus a dose of smallpox.

Posted by: JimboHoffa at September 30, 2012 03:30 PM (dAfqy)

25 I believe the phrase my son used after arriving there was 'irredeemable shit hole'.Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2012 08:27 PM (X6akg)

Yeah, that is what I heard from mine also.  One of them was in Iraq and Afghanistan and he said Iraq was OK, but Afghanistan was just irredeemable.
These people will never join us in the modern age.  Why do we bother trying?

Posted by: marinemom at September 30, 2012 03:31 PM (OKtOV)

26 Leon Panetta is leaning toward 'an adverse reaction to a youtube video' as the cause of this treachery.

Posted by: Fritz at September 30, 2012 03:31 PM (vm7ot)

27 I see nothing.

Posted by: NY Times Editor, Sgt Schlutz at September 30, 2012 03:31 PM (wR+pz)

28 Get out now and lets those savages savage each other.  Don't give them a dime.   

Posted by: Deli LLama at September 30, 2012 03:31 PM (lGu1O)

29 The "officials" in question are SCOAMF's appointees, right?
Posted by: KG at September 30, 2012 08:27 PM

bingo

Posted by: Beto at September 30, 2012 03:31 PM (BAnPT)

30 I'm all for the approach of "Let them hate us so long as they fear us."

Posted by: NR Pax at September 30, 2012 03:32 PM (S3Fp+)

31 Yeah, that is what I heard from mine also. One of them was in Iraq and Afghanistan and he said Iraq was OK, but Afghanistan was just irredeemable.
These people will never join us in the modern age. Why do we bother trying?

Posted by: marinemom at September 30, 2012 08:31 PM (OKtOV)



Mine was in Iraq too.....he didn't really say anything like that about Iraq.


He's out now....of Shitcanistan and the Army.

Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2012 03:32 PM (X6akg)

32 http://tinyurl.com/98be7h3 Cher rants about Pacific Coast Highway bicyclists; Update: tweeting while driving?

Posted by: Evilpens at September 30, 2012 03:32 PM (ck76k)

33 Muzzies not middies. Just how long is it gonna take to get all the not words words programmed into this phone anyway?

Posted by: teej says go K-State at September 30, 2012 03:32 PM (PNi9V)

34 I remember when the left was still calling Afghanistan the "good" war, but I also remember how they have, for a number of years, been building up to calling for a halt to it. A better way has been used by them to achieve that goal, however, and now, we are seeing that better way play out. Since the Left has had their automaton in the Oval Office, he has purposely thrown this war and made it so that more and more of our men and women die needlessly. His goal is twofold: 1) to make things horrible in Astan, so horrible that it will be the *Right* that calls for the pull out, and 2) to make America appear to be bin Laden's "Weak Horse" in the eyes of the nascent Caliphate. To be fair, I'm sure that he didn't think this strategy up himself.

Posted by: baldilocks at September 30, 2012 03:33 PM (zLsg3)

35 What's an "exit plan"?  Seriously.

Posted by: Barak Obama at September 30, 2012 03:34 PM (LPHGB)

36 I hope our exit plan is accelerated and mostly I hope if involves arming every tribe with enough weapons to keep them busy killing each other for a long, long time.



Seal the borders and let them kill each other.  I no longer give a shit. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at September 30, 2012 03:34 PM (Gk3SS)

37 The reports I saw were that the Americans actually attacked the Afghan patrol mistaking them for Taliban. This may not be the same as the turn-coat attacks....

Posted by: Kasper Hauser at September 30, 2012 03:34 PM (YyVZT)

38 If you want to win in Afghanistan you must destroy the regime in Iran. Do it, Bibi.

Posted by: eman at September 30, 2012 03:35 PM (Wp4rQ)

39 Shoot Karzai in the head on the way out.

Posted by: toby928 at September 30, 2012 03:35 PM (QupBk)

40 He's out now....of Shitcanistan and the Army.   Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2012 08:32 PM (X6akg)

Mine are still in, but only one is deployed right now.  2 of them are going to make it a full time career, which makes me proud but scared.

Posted by: marinemom at September 30, 2012 03:36 PM (OKtOV)

41 It is about 9 years past the time to GTFO. We cannot force democracy on these inbred goat fuckers. They don't want us there and we are fighting like pro teams play prevent defense. Let's get out now and promise destruction from 35,000 feet if they start acting up again.

Posted by: Preznit M.T. Chair at September 30, 2012 03:38 PM (jucos)

42 Nuking them from orbit is the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Johnnytightlips at September 30, 2012 03:38 PM (4YJFV)

43 It is horrible to have a loved one in the military, and to realize that the Commander in Chief is on the other side.

Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 03:39 PM (P6QsQ)

44 Seal the borders and let them kill each other. I no longer give a shit.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at September 30, 2012 08:34 PM (Gk3SS)

 

 

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Seal the borders?  Won't help.  Too many allies in the coutries bordering it.

 

My dream is to see what carpet bombing using nukes would look like.  (Include  the pakis also.)

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 03:39 PM (DPdjT)

45 Mine are still in, but only one is deployed right now. 2 of them are going to make it a full time career, which makes me proud but scared.

Posted by: marinemom at September 30, 2012 08:36 PM (OKtOV)



Well, you thank them for their service....and feel free to vent here anytime.



And I understand the scared very well.

Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2012 03:39 PM (X6akg)

46 35 What's an "exit plan"? Seriously.
Posted by: Barak Obama at September 30, 2012 08:34 PM (LPHGB

Preezy's exit plan is too stir the shi-ite in Afghani by helping hype up the ire over the burning of  of their  booooooks, cause enough mayhem that everyone calls for a quick exit.  Obama will please his anti-war left at the expense of American treasures.    Preezy needs many deaths.  That's his exit plan

Posted by: Deli LLama at September 30, 2012 03:39 PM (lGu1O)

47 I teach a senior English class at my high school. Some of my students are registering to vote right now and they are royally pi$$ed off at Obama because of the crappy school lunches and bad job outlook for them and their parents. They have asked me point blank who I am voting for, but I obviously cannot politic in the classroom, so I simply tell them I cannot survive four more years of this! Take heart.....not all young people are idiots!

Posted by: jmel at September 30, 2012 03:40 PM (c+D8V)

48 Memo to the incoming Romney Administration: Get US the fuck out of that Afghanistan hell-hole. We've got nukes if we need 'em, for Gods' sake.

Posted by: Craig Poe at September 30, 2012 03:40 PM (BVkEs)

49 The should kill every last one of that afghan unit...every last one of them

Posted by: The Jackhole at September 30, 2012 03:40 PM (DU15A)

50 It is about 9 years past the time to GTFO.

After the 300 or so SF backing the NA's play routed the Taliban was the time to declare victory.   That took about a month.

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 30, 2012 03:40 PM (LPHGB)

51 Live Michael Savage via the Drudge link; he's about to wrap it up. It's from his house. LOL And, drinking - it seems.

Posted by: Ratatouille w chicken at September 30, 2012 03:42 PM (LpQbZ)

52 But Obama is still the foreign policy guru.

Posted by: Adam at September 30, 2012 03:43 PM (/YJYi)

53 Second look at the crusty isolationist paleocons? The ones who averred from the start that Trashcanistan was uncivilizable? The ones who, rephrasing Bismarck, said the place was not worth the bleached bones of a single midwestern National Guardsman?

Have we gotten that damned Wilsonian messianic impulse out of our systems now? It turns out not to work so well in places where the dominant religious scheme doesn't include a returning Messiah.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 30, 2012 03:43 PM (ymG7s)

54 My fucking BIL is in that shit hole. Just got there. There till March.

Winter is on the way.  The fighting calms down a lot in the winter. 

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 30, 2012 03:43 PM (LPHGB)

55 What the stories don't mention about milestone: Under CIC Bush, 630 KIA Under CIC Obama, 1370 KIA Obama has been abject failure in every thing he has ever managed. His one area of success: getting elected with lots of money from shady, corrupt sources and a media that has decided he is an untouchable celebrity, not a politician to be held to account.

Posted by: Kurtis Fechtmeyer at September 30, 2012 03:44 PM (4QoAt)

56 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2012 03:44 PM (6o4Fb)

57 I was under the impression that Stan had really spooled down until JEPOS got in. Am I wrong in that recollection?

Posted by: USS Diversity at September 30, 2012 03:44 PM (0CiTm)

58 President Bush had his faults, but never for one moment did I ever question his devotion to the troops, or the solemn duty and responsibility he felt for them.  On the other hand I am convinced that Obama does not give one care whether they live or die.  They are nothing to him.  In fact I believe he despises them.  At least the ones below the political appointment level, the ones with actual boots on the ground.


Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 03:44 PM (P6QsQ)

59 It is about 9 years past the time to GTFO. After the 300 or so SF backing the NA's play routed the Taliban was the time to declare victory. That took about a month. Posted by: @PurpAv at September 30, 2012 08:40 PM (LPHGB) ----------------------------------------------------- Ok. I agree. Whatever happened to the NA? I think we should start a civil war on the way out. Keep tje Koranimals occupied.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 30, 2012 03:45 PM (jucos)

60 Mitt Romney needs to say that we need to end this. I want our men and women home now. These guys are there to train Afghan soldiers to take over. While a few may not be all, in radical Islam all it takes is a few and the rest will not go against their brothers.

It is pointless to keep trying this "democracy" on barbarians. Good try, but bring them home. If the government does not support our military and gives them lame rules of engagement (from what I have read), then it is simply going to turn into slaughter of Americans.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, unbanned, ready to get this done at September 30, 2012 03:46 PM (baL2B)

61 Winter is on the way. The fighting calms down a lot in the winter. I don't know how much fighting is in his area. He's on a German base and is responsible for coordinating flights in and out. Only one other American. No Afghanis.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2012 03:46 PM (GEICT)

62 Second look at the crusty isolationist paleocons? No. There's a vast space between stupid "nation building" and stupid isolationism. The point is to go in, beat the living shit out of the enemy. Leave a force strong enough to beat the living shit out of them for a little bit if they get out of line - mercilessly - and then leave and come back and beat the living shit out of them and salt their fields if they continue to be threats. The isolationists are unrealistic idiots. The folly of entertaining nation-building among savages without totally reacculturating them doesn't make the isolationists' position any more tenable.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2012 03:47 PM (X3lox)

63 An unpleasant thought occurred to me just now.Might it be,that if Obama is re elected,we may even lose the HQ?

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2012 03:47 PM (6o4Fb)

64 The correct thing to do is to leave and to make a total trade embargo and travel restriction. They need another 100 years to come around. That goes for the rest of the ME as far as I am concerned.

If the JEF wants them to integrate with the West so bad, he should go over there. Oh, snap, their whole GDP equals the JEF's entertainment budget.

Posted by: sTevo at September 30, 2012 03:48 PM (VMcEw)

65 Fuck these ingrates.  They have long ago proven themselves unworthy of our blood and treasure.  Pull everyone else out ASAP, and cut off every dime of aid.  Let that duplicitous fuck Karzai buy his own drag queen outfits.   And after the Taliban tortures him to death, let us resolve not to step another boot in that shithole.   But we have lots of B52s and conventional weapons.   If they fuck with us again, break out the napalm
 

Posted by: Ombudsman at September 30, 2012 03:48 PM (eOufH)

66 Amen, to all that you said in your post. I see no reason to fund the warlords any longer, and that is the key issue going forward, the money. We can leave, but if we do not turn off the money tap then we are not really "out". The Washington whores will milk this cow as long as it breathes, so any exit must include a tourniquet on the cash  flow. What will McCain and others in our camp say to that, I wonder?

Posted by: and irresolute at September 30, 2012 03:48 PM (JvklE)

67 There isn't a mikvah deep and foul enough to drown that country in. G-d bless the memory of our soldiers who fought and died there. To hell with the rest of it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 30, 2012 03:49 PM (+tqYo)

68 Whatever happened to the NA?

Initially, the various warlords were bought off and made ministers and such in the Karzai government.  I doubt it would take them too long before they whack Karzai and get back to doing business the traditional way.

Posted by: @PurpAv at September 30, 2012 03:49 PM (LPHGB)

69 C'mon, Giants.  Smash Vic like a fucking bug.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 03:49 PM (DPdjT)

70 According to a letter from a soldier to his dad(published by Yon) they no longer even patrol their area of operations and there are no more airstrikes.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2012 03:49 PM (6o4Fb)

71 He's on a German base and is responsible for coordinating flights in and out. Only one other American. No Afghanis.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2012 08:46 PM (GEICT)


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That sounds like it could be a good place then, if there is such a thing.  My son says the Germans and the Brits are the best of the European soldiers by far.  And if there are no Afghans there, that's a plus.

Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 03:49 PM (P6QsQ)

72 An unpleasant thought occurred to me just now.Might it be,that if Obama is re elected,we may even lose the HQ? Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2012 08:47 PM (6o4Fb) ------------------------------------------------------- Count on it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 30, 2012 03:49 PM (jucos)

73

 Smash Vic like a fucking bug.

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Why do you H8 Vic? He's a great cob-logger.

Posted by: USS Diversity at September 30, 2012 03:51 PM (0CiTm)

74 69 C'mon, Giants. Smash Vic like a fucking bug.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 08:49 PM (DPdjT)

 

 

 

Please don't hurt vic.

Posted by: JimboHoffa at September 30, 2012 03:52 PM (dAfqy)

75 Posted by: Ratatouille w chicken at September 30, 2012 08:42 PM


Thanks ever so much for the Heads Up

Posted by: Beto at September 30, 2012 03:52 PM (BAnPT)

76 O is so in over his head. Hillary, so in over her head. If only O would follow Hillary's lead, and just give up, admit defeat. He's literally getting our heroes killed. And, it means absolutely nothing to him. All that matters is campaigning...and thuggery: community organizing. And, he'll go down as the man who let Iran get the nukes. But, then, what will it matter? Because then, WWIII starts. And, it will be ugly.

Posted by: SCoaMcic at September 30, 2012 03:53 PM (LpQbZ)

77 Might it be,that if Obama is re elected,we may even lose the HQ?

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You mean the blog here?  Why would that be, steevy?

Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 03:53 PM (P6QsQ)

78

An unpleasant thought occurred to me just now.Might it be,that if Obama is re elected,we may even lose the HQ?
Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2012 08:47 PM (6o4Fb)

 

 

 

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I realized this within a year after his imasculation.  I consider  any conservative blog to be on borrowed time right now.  If he gets a 2nd term, conservative communication will be cut.  He's got the power now. 

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 03:53 PM (DPdjT)

79 Quite frankly, I'm more than happy to let them roll around in their squalor. If there was anything of value in that place (such as some mining areas) we should have taken them and told the afghan scum to piss off. That is the cost of making oneself a threat to America. The same with Iraq. We needed to take out their hussein, taken the oil fields and left the iraqis to do whatever the hell they wanted with a de-petroled country that would no longer be a threat to anyone.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2012 03:54 PM (X3lox)

80 Nuclear Carpet Bombing.

Posted by: chaz at September 30, 2012 03:54 PM (sSNkG)

81 Clearly this latest attack was a direct result of that horrible, horrible "Won't Back Down" movie, that just exploits children for a political agenda, and the Afghans are rightly upset.

Posted by: NY Times Movie Review Editor at September 30, 2012 03:54 PM (d/5qf)

82 Let's gas up the Enola Gay and get this over with.

Posted by: DeepBeam at September 30, 2012 03:55 PM (eKWTg)

83 "We can't get out of that shit-hole fast enough"

But the Bush Doctrine - we can spread democracy via occupation!

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at September 30, 2012 03:55 PM (QQ3uP)

84 Why do you H8 Vic? He's a great cob-logger.

Posted by: USS Diversity at September 30, 2012 08:51 PM (0CiTm)

 

 

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Fucking hackers took my "k".

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 03:56 PM (DPdjT)

85 Michael Savage says he will probably do another live broadcast tomorrow 9am pct/noon est. Then he is traveling. I'm sure Drudge will have the live link up again. Give Romney more money tonight.

Posted by: SCoaMcic at September 30, 2012 03:56 PM (LpQbZ)

86 Might it be,that if Obama is re elected,we may even lose the HQ? You can bet your ass that "allahpundit" will have to change his name or be stopped from publishing as a blasphemer of islamitude. I'm sure allah will just change his nic like a pussy the same way he lashed out at commenters who called hussein "hussein". They'll still be shut down, anyway.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 30, 2012 03:56 PM (X3lox)

87 If Obama is reelected, and this Eagles gig doesn't work out for Vic, my anonymous White House insider has confirmed an opening for Vic in the culinary arts department.

Posted by: Fritz at September 30, 2012 03:56 PM (vm7ot)

88 "President Bush had his faults, but never for one moment did I ever question his devotion to the troops, or the solemn duty and responsibility he felt for them. On the other hand I am convinced that Obama does not give one care whether they live or die."

I don't think that Obama gives a shit. Never have thought that.

But my respect for Bush also evaporated when he went to that goddamned White House Correspondents' Dinner, the place where the D.C. insiders of all stripes get together with one another to snicker about the rubes on the outside, and Bush then made jokes about not finding WMD in Iraq.

Maybe they're behind the couch. Let's look. Whoops! Not there. Behind the curtains?

Whoa. Hold it right there, fella.

In my book, a responsible President does not send American servicemen into harm's way, and then, at a time when those servicemen are being daily lethally engaged, MAKE JOKES about one of the things that was the original _casus belli_ for sending them.

That. Is. Just. Not. Done.

Not even the lying scoundrel LBJ did anything like that.


Posted by: torquewrench at September 30, 2012 03:58 PM (ymG7s)

89 Bomb them OUT of the Stone Age.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 30, 2012 03:58 PM (+tqYo)

90 47 I teach a senior English class at my high school. Some of my students are registering to vote right now and they are royally pi$$ed off at Obama because of the crappy school lunches and bad job outlook for them and their parents. They have asked me point blank who I am voting for, but I obviously cannot politic in the classroom, so I simply tell them I cannot survive four more years of this! Take heart.....not all young people are idiots! Posted by: jmel at September 30, 2012 08:40 PM (c+D8V) Very commendable stance and that's the way to, indirectly, do it. However, I can guarantee you that 50% of that class, that goes to college, will be indoctrinated liberal zombies by their junior year of college.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC in Johnson County laughing at Cook County at September 30, 2012 03:58 PM (wEwcC)

91 69 C'mon, Giants. Smash Vic like a fucking bug.

If your comment is football-related, that's fine.  If it's dog-related, give it a rest.  The man paid his debt and, by all accounts has been an upstanding citizen ever since.    My dog is sleeping at my feet, and if anyone tried to hurt her, well....   But how come certain felons get a second chance, and others don't?

Posted by: Ombudsman at September 30, 2012 03:59 PM (eOufH)

92

Leave Afghanistan tomorrow. And take out the poppy fields with napalm and  lay down  persistant nerve agent to keep them from growing back.

And tell the fucking people there that if we have to come back it'll make the last 10 years look like a goddammed picnic.

Posted by: LGoPs at September 30, 2012 03:59 PM (fPUST)

93 Bush never gave a fuck about the troops or he would not have sent them into the Iraq Hell-Hole looking for fictitious aluminum tubes.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at September 30, 2012 04:00 PM (QQ3uP)

94 If a Republican were in the WH the press would be clamoring for his resignation.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at September 30, 2012 04:02 PM (PH+2B)

95 Solitudinem faciunt, pacem apellant.

Posted by: Tacitus at September 30, 2012 04:03 PM (38ReL)

96 >>I hope our exit plan is accelerated and mostly I hope if involves arming every tribe with enough weapons to keep them busy killing each other for a long, long time.<<

Wouldn't all those weapons just wind up in the hands of the Taliban, and then al Qaeda when they inevitably return?

Posted by: JASmius at September 30, 2012 04:03 PM (4DDam)

97 Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at September 30, 2012 09:00 PM (QQ3uP) That was sad. Dude, you can do better than that. Toss in some Cheney and sprinkle a little war for oil on top.

Posted by: eman at September 30, 2012 04:03 PM (Wp4rQ)

98 Bomb them OUT of the Stone Age. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 30, 2012 08:58 PM (+tqYo) ----------------------------------------------------------- Bouncing rubble don't make trouble.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 30, 2012 04:04 PM (jucos)

99 Kill em all and let allah sort them out.

Posted by: Conservative Beaner at September 30, 2012 04:04 PM (IFZnE)

100 But how come certain felons get a second chance, and others don't? ------ Because some felonies, like say burglary, make fucking sense. And other felonies are just signs of a sick mind that gets off on inflicting pain on dumb animals.

Posted by: Y-not at September 30, 2012 04:05 PM (5H6zj)

101 Heh.  Nation building my ass.  If we bombed these fuckers into the Stone Age it would be considered progress.

Posted by: LGoPs at September 30, 2012 04:06 PM (fPUST)

102  Bush never gave a fuck about the troops or he would not have sent them into the Iraq Hell-Hole looking for fictitious aluminum tubes.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at September 30, 2012 09:00 PM (QQ3uP)

 

 

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Did you draw the short straw to come over here from your precious kos  kiddies.  Fuck off.  I hate losers.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 04:06 PM (DPdjT)

103 Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at September 30, 2012 09:00 PM (QQ3uP) If that's all you got you can stop now. Utterly boring. Not even worthy of socking.

Posted by: Adam at September 30, 2012 04:07 PM (/YJYi)

104 12TURN IT TO GREEN GLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Evilpens

 

Glowing green glass to server as a permanent warning.

And no, I don't have any remorse for making a statement like that because they are a cult that will stop at nothing to establish their worldwide Caliphate.

Posted by: Gmac at September 30, 2012 04:07 PM (IanLz)

105 Why would Obama II bother to shut down conservative blogs? If  he can get re-elected after the last 4 years, conservative media is obviously no threat.

Posted by: USS Diversity at September 30, 2012 04:08 PM (0CiTm)

106 If that's all you got you can stop now. Utterly boring. Not even worthy of socking.

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I agree, that comment was just sad.

Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 04:08 PM (P6QsQ)

107

Bomb them OUT of the Stone Age.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 30, 2012 08:58 PM (+tqYo)

 

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Bomb them into the amoeba age.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 04:08 PM (DPdjT)

108 Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at September 30, 2012 09:00 PM (QQ3uP) Looks like ASSHAT has been here before HMMM http://tinyurl.com/9d4wxbw

Posted by: Evilpens at September 30, 2012 04:08 PM (ck76k)

109 My son, soon to graduate from Basic and AIT, is slated for deployment to Afghanistan in March. Simultaneously unbearably proud of him and disgusted by an Administration and its politicized generals who would send him there without once mentioning the word 'victory'.

Posted by: troyriser at September 30, 2012 04:08 PM (ptcFO)

110 Because some felonies, like say burglary, make fucking sense. And other felonies are just signs of a sick mind that gets off on inflicting pain on dumb animals.

Posted by: Y-not at September 30, 2012 09:05 PM (5H6zj)

So the thought that he could have honestly repented?

Posted by: Ombudsman at September 30, 2012 04:09 PM (eOufH)

111 troyriser Thanks for your son's serviceBUT all Generals who reached the Joint Cheifs of Staff are Politicians

Posted by: Evilpens at September 30, 2012 04:10 PM (ck76k)

112 Kinda reminds me of that Fort Hood thing.

You know, the workplace violence that wasn't islamic terrorism?

I don't know what you'd call this but it wasn't terror and it wasn't anything to do with mohammed or muzzies.

Maybe somebody made a crappy Afghanni comedy movie on YouTube.

Posted by: ontherocks at September 30, 2012 04:10 PM (aZ6ew)

113 What the fuck did we get out of the Iraq occupation, morons?

It cost us 4500 US military lives and over $1 trillion and Saddam was found in a fucking rat-hole and hanged.

Good deal?

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at September 30, 2012 04:10 PM (QQ3uP)

114 Driving people underground often has the unintended consequence of making them stronger.  Then they get testy.  Then they get brave. Then they fight back.  Then they topple you.



See: Christians and other freedom-fighters, Romania.

Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 04:10 PM (P6QsQ)

115

'irredeemable shit hole'.

 

I'm   going with that   one if you don't mind Tami!

Posted by: Infidel at September 30, 2012 04:11 PM (k7biU)

116  My son, soon to graduate from Basic and AIT, is slated for deployment to Afghanistan in March. Simultaneously unbearably proud of him and disgusted by an Administration and its politicized generals who would send him there without once mentioning the word 'victory'.

Posted by: troyriser at September 30, 2012 09:08 PM (ptcFO)

 

 

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Look at it this way.  He'll have a new CiC.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 04:12 PM (DPdjT)

117 What the fuck did we get out of the Iraq occupation, morons? It cost us 4500 US military lives and over $1 trillion and Saddam was found in a fucking rat-hole and hanged. Good deal? It got you your Dumb Fuckin Halfrican as President & BAMA PHOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by: Evilpens at September 30, 2012 04:12 PM (ck76k)

118 My son, soon to graduate from Basic and AIT, is slated for deployment to Afghanistan in March.

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 May God surround him with His mighty warrior angels and keep him from all harm.

Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 04:13 PM (P6QsQ)

119 That sounds like it could be a good place then, if there is such a thing. My son says the Germans and the Brits are the best of the European soldiers by far. And if there are no Afghans there, that's a plus. I know where he is. Area and specific base. But I've been told not to spread that around. Not sure why, but i'll do as asked.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 30, 2012 04:13 PM (GEICT)

120  torquewrench, I copied your comment on afcrapistan to a FB political group I slap lefties around on.  They hate their lives now.   I of course gave you and AoS credit for the diatribe.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at September 30, 2012 04:16 PM (JKNDp)

121

The shit we're seeing in the ME right now originates mostly from one place.  Iran.  Shut down Iran and you've shut down 80-90% of these shitbags'  war  rescources.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2012 04:16 PM (DPdjT)

122 But I've been told not to spread that around. Not sure why, but i'll do as asked.

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Yep.

Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 04:17 PM (P6QsQ)

123 Herbert, stop punching your clown to Rachel Maddow's show and learn a little bit about history.

Posted by: Fritz at September 30, 2012 04:18 PM (vm7ot)

124 I'm hungry but I can't tell if my tummy wants peanut butter and jelly or pickled herring. 

Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 04:18 PM (P6QsQ)

125 See what I'm doing here? Lets debate something that really has nothing to do with the subject at hand and makes my Chicago Jesus look bad.

Posted by: Herbert Poopypants at September 30, 2012 04:21 PM (/YJYi)

126 "What the fuck did we get out of the Iraq occupation, morons? It cost us 4500 US military lives and over $1 trillion and Saddam was found in a fucking rat-hole and hanged. Good deal?"

Let's posit for a moment that the Iraq war was a mistake.

And let's further posit that anyone who was in federal politics at the time and who voted for it should immediately admit the error, apologize, resign from office, and never return to public life.

This would mean permanently seeing the back of, among others, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Maria Cantwell, Tom Harkin, Mary Landrieu, Bill Nelson, Jay Rockefeller, and that's just counting votes drawn from the Senate. We'd be also rid of a bunch of nuisances from the House.

This is sounding better and better, I have to admit.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 30, 2012 04:22 PM (ymG7s)

127 They want us out. Apparently Karzai has enough US taxpayer dollars stashed in hidden bank accounts to live the good life.

Posted by: Buffalobob at September 30, 2012 04:22 PM (x+7qA)

128 I'm hungry but I can't tell if my tummy wants peanut butter and jelly or pickled herring. Posted by: mama winger at September 30, 2012 09:18 PM (P6QsQ) ----------------------------------------------------- Pickled Herring or Schmaltz Herring is the only think that my wife craved with all three of her pregnancies. Funny that.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 30, 2012 04:24 PM (jucos)

129 "This would mean permanently seeing the back of, among others, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Maria Cantwell, Tom Harkin, Mary Landrieu, Bill Nelson, Jay Rockefeller, and that's just counting votes drawn from the Senate. We'd be also rid of a bunch of nuisances from the House."

Fine.

About 30 GOP Senators too then.

That crazy fuckstick from OK first - Inhofe.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at September 30, 2012 04:26 PM (QQ3uP)

130 What the fuck did we get out of the Iraq occupation, morons?

I agree that in retrospect it was a huge mistake.  And I hope that future presidents of both parties realize this, and understand that the goal of establishing liberal democracies in the Middle East is a pipe dream.  

Assuming that all people yearn for freedom is a unique act of Western Enlightenment hubris.  These people are animals.

Posted by: Ombudsman at September 30, 2012 04:27 PM (eOufH)

131 I don't get it Drew there's no "breaking news" for the 2,000 KIA in 'ghani and this story is not the lead on ANY of the news websites...

it's almost like Dead Americans and failed policy directives don't matter anymore.

Prayers for the fallen damnation for the media and the President.

Posted by: Sven10077 at September 30, 2012 04:28 PM (LRFds)

132 I'm hungry but I can't tell if my tummy wants peanut butter and jelly or pickled herring.

There's always the peanut butter and herring sandwich option

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2012 04:30 PM (d/5qf)

133 Hey Obama Fluffer in the thread George W Bush never said to our forces, "hey hang around get shot and killed and since it is green on blue fuck you take Muslim sensitivity courses."

I notice you assholes still think Giggles McFuckHead still is not to blame for anything. When the hell will he be? Fuck you.

Posted by: Sven10077 at September 30, 2012 04:31 PM (LRFds)

134 We as he heard nothing of the 2000 number, the 2200 death will be a huge milestone as that is when Mitt Romney will be in office.

Posted by: Trevor (@TJexcite) at September 30, 2012 04:32 PM (PNDql)

135 I've always liked Rush's maxim, "The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things," until I read a fellow moron's upgrade:  "The point of bombs is to kill assholes and break their shit in as spectacular fashion as possible."

Applies here.

Posted by: Filly at September 30, 2012 04:35 PM (247Qj)

136

The Babalu Blog has a detailed description of the sickening rules of engagement from a soldier that is Afganistan. The question he asks is why are we even there now. Scroll down almost to the end of the page to find the article.

Posted by: td at September 30, 2012 04:43 PM (w7TI0)

137 Did someone say we should arm all the Afghanis before pulling out? Great idea! Let me help!

Posted by: Eric F'ing Holder at September 30, 2012 05:14 PM (lBpVP)

138 This makes my blood boil. Out of respect to those who have sons and relatives in Afghanistan, I'll withhold any further comment.

Posted by: rickl at September 30, 2012 06:36 PM (sdi6R)

139 FREDERICKSBURG — A 92 percent drop in absentee-ballot requests by military personnel in Virginia is raising concerns that the Pentagon is failing to carry out a federal voting law.

With only 1,746 military voters in Virginia requesting absentee ballots so far this year — out of 126,251 service members in the state —the Military Voter Protection Project says the system has broken down.

Posted by: George S. Patton at September 30, 2012 07:05 PM (e8kgV)

140 Get America the fuck outta there. Let them eat themselves.

Posted by: Corona at September 30, 2012 07:22 PM (fh2Y7)

141 Andersen windows, where are you?

Posted by: Corona at September 30, 2012 07:24 PM (fh2Y7)

142 Dempsey has said that some of these attacks in the past were due to "cultural affronts".  That would be Dempsey, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Posted by: gracepmc at September 30, 2012 07:26 PM (rznx3)

143 I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

I do not understand how it is that there are still people living there to shoot at us.  We've been there 10 years now, more than long enough to kill every last one of them.  Why we haven't is a mystery.

Posted by: Lee Reynolds at September 30, 2012 08:23 PM (rJMw2)

144 We need to get out of Afghanistan asap it's a shit hole as Drew said all were doing is repeating the soviets mistakes and once were out if we have to have any military contact with the country again it should just be the strategic kind that mountains and caves won't help a lot with

Posted by: Bill at September 30, 2012 10:54 PM (qDMOX)

145 Leave Afghanistan tomorrow. On the way out, drench every poppy field with Agent Orange. And for the future, rehabilitate the paleocons, and kick out the neocons.

Posted by: Daybreaker at October 01, 2012 12:44 AM (IOCP4)

146

 If you go to war, you kill people and break things. Period. You don't become a target or limit your response to silly-assed RoE's.

 Kill people. Break things. Make the rubble bounce. Keep doing so until your enemy loses all will and ability to fight.

 Anything else invites complete and utter defeat on the battle field as well as politically and economically.

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at October 01, 2012 08:51 AM (WwR1j)

147 Nuke it from orbit!

Posted by: Noovuss at October 01, 2012 12:25 PM (V/AWI)

148 "Quite frankly, I'm more than happy to let them roll around in their squalor. I hope our exit plan is accelerated and mostly I hope if involves arming every tribe with enough weapons to keep them busy killing each other for a long, long time." How is that any different from US policy towards Afghanistan, 1992 - 2000? And how'd that work out for you?

Posted by: Chris Balsz at October 01, 2012 12:26 PM (3GtyG)

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