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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 11:31 AM
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4 U.S. GIs die, 3 hurt in Afghan clashes

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060819/ap_on_re_as/afghani...

4 U.S. GIs die, 3 hurt in Afghan clashes

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KABUL, Afghanistan - Four U.S. soldiers were killed and three others wounded during separate clashes in
Afghanistan, a U.S. military spokesman says.
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Three soldiers were killed during combat operations in Pech district of Kunar province, said Col. Tom Collins, the U.S. military spokesman.

The fourth soldier died alongside an Afghan soldier during a "fight with a large group of Taliban," in southern Uruzgan province, Collins said.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 11:33 AM
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1. Another of Bush's "victories" in the war on terra
Afghanistan is being lost just as Iraq was. The neocons that brought us these wars are now planning other wars for us to lose.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:08 PM
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2. may they and their families find peace.
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:09 PM
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3. yes
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:22 PM
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4. Dammit!
I have a friend in one of those areas. I hope I hear from him soon.

And goddamned CNN doesn't have ANYthing on Afghanistan. I even dug through their subpages for this. They're too busy with JonBenet, apparently.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:25 PM
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5. The media whores are beyond pathetic. Who's prioritizing for them? nt
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 01:04 PM
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6. I know a pro-war right-winger whose nephew is there.
According to the RW, everything is great and morale is high. He said his nephew holds a command position. I told him my brother works with a man whose son is there, a sargeant, and he says morale is low. Extemely low. I asked the RW is he was going to believe the person who has to report good news to his superiors so he can get his promotion, or the man in the ditch holding the gun?
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 02:41 PM
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7. My friend who's there (at BAF, but spent about 2 months at KAF)
says it's really low, too. This is his second deployment there (3rd overall) and he's been there this time for about 8 months. I wonder if this RWer you know is just making shit up?
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 03:15 PM
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8. I htink it's possible that people who are there and higher-ranking
believe the crap that the leutenants tell them so they can write it into their reports to their superiors. He said his nephew was a field commander.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 03:55 PM
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9. Pile em high

Grass Bush

Pile the bodies high in Austerlitz and Waterloo Afghanistan
Shovel them under and let me work--
I am the grass; bush; I cover all.

And pile them high in Gettyburg Afghanistan
And pile them high in Ypres and Vedum Uruzgan and Kunar province

Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?

I am the grass bush.
Let me work.

Carl Sandburg


Support the war - Donate a Son a daughter
The GOP working for a better America
God Bless America
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 07:44 PM
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10. Afgan is a mess, irag is a mess and now Lebanon is mess.
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eccles12 Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 07:56 PM
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11. Notice that American soldiers "die" they are not "killed."
Oh, the games the media play with the words it allows the American public to absorb.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 10:21 PM
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12. Geez, that's a lot there
I think all this infinite war crap sucks.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:35 AM
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13. Kick.
:kick:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:35 AM
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14. 4 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Coalition troops clashed with insurgents in two battles Saturday that left four U.S. and one Afghan soldier dead and six other Americans wounded, officials said.

The fighting was reported to be some of the heaviest in recent months and came as war-battered Afghanistan celebrated its independence day.

During a clash against Taliban militants in eastern Kunar province, three U.S. soldiers were killed and three others wounded, said U.S. military spokesman Col. Tom Collins.

<snip>

In southern Uruzgan province, an American and an Afghan soldier was killed and three other Americans wounded in a four-hour clash with more than 100 insurgents, according to a NATO statement.

The troops used artillery and air support to repel the insurgent attack, a NATO statement said.

<more>

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AFGHANISTAN?SITE...

Goddammit. I believe that makes 337 in Afghanistan.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:35 AM
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15. Why do you think we got NATO in that country?
Can not have more bad news put at Bush's feet. Two Vietnam to his name.
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