6 killed in Afghanistan attack were Americans
December 12th, 2010
06:18 PM ET

6 killed in Afghanistan attack were Americans

The six troops who died after an insurgent attack in southern
Afghanistan on Sunday were Americans, a U.S. military source says.

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  1. steve

    please get our men and women out of there

    December 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      George w bush should be tried for treason and war crimes.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harold Trainer, Prospect, KY

      We need out of Afghanistan. Obama is playing politics with our troops. And, he gave tham a 1.4% pay raise. Thank you for the lowest pay raise in 50 years. Obama needs to go.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      First, Mohamad's bride was the average age that girls married, at that time and in that prat of the World. Similar events happened all the time in Europe at a different period. He was indeed an excellent military leader, but no where is it recorded that he killed those who surrendered. Indeed,he was noted as very generous to those he conquered and was especially kind and protective of the Christians.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      @bob, research the Banu Qurayza tribe and muhammads massacre of them followilng the battle of the trench. I guess ignorance is bliss. If you're going to comment, do your homework, I did mine

      December 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      And bob, Muhammad was 54 and she was 9. That's ffn sick. And that was not normal during that time. Maybe 12 was at best, but a prepubescent 9 was certainly not normal. Annd even if it was, surely a divine prophet would see beyond the social norms of the time and realize a senior citizen raping a young child was wrong. Nice try, read a book.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moose

      Wait - I thought Barry PROMISED that he'd get us out of Afghanistan within 6 months after he was sworn in. Hmmmmm, I wonder if he was just saying that to get elected. Well, in any case, somone needs to make a note that 6 more American boys died on Barry's watch. What a shameful presidency this azz clown has conducted. Can't wait until 2012 when this idtiot is out of office.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • K Walker

      Wouldn't it just be a lot easier if we all became Musilim?
      Then when we nuke the middle East, it would be expected of us.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • vinny

      Lets just nuke these barbarians and be done with it. That country is only good for producing heroin anyway. We could kill two birds with one stone, and we would save the lives of our troops.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • OldSldr

      well Numbaoneballa, since the military strategist in chief increased the number of soldiers in afghanistan, he should be tried too, right? and according to your logic, he should be tried for war crimes for using Predators in Pakistan...oh and don't forget that there may have been civilian casualties from those strikes...

      December 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      Bush should be tried for iraq

      December 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • OldSldr

      Numbaoneballa, and Obama for Pakistan....and kennedy for Vietnam....and Johnson for Vietnam...and Clinton for Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq...just following your logic

      December 12, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      Bush declared war on a sovereign nation that never attacked us, Obama inherited a war that was originally declared to track down 9/11 peeps and disrupt their sanctuary. Big difference redneck

      December 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • OldSldr

      Numbaoneballa, and obama has expanded the war....but what do i know...i am just a soldier who, unlike you, have been there. oh and i am Native American, and you are obviously a r acist

      December 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barney rubble

      Are you people nuts!!! They are there planning to come to the states and abroad to kill americans,.. We need to be there so that you can post silly comments

      December 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Right,steve. Anybody with half a brain knows that we have absolutely no right to be there in the first place! But you can't tell these lame brained right-wing fools that!!!

      December 13, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sagebrush Shorty

    Get our troops out now and let the Muslims kill each other.

    December 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Santangeloo

    Islam: Trollololololololol

    America: I MAD

    December 12, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      lol XD

      December 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. beth

    Any why is this not top news on CNN-why do we have to look at the "prince"!!!!

    Our troops and their families deserve to be recognized

    December 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laurie

      Amen to that. Just shows it the military who's at war, not the American public.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kardos34

    We should definately keep fighting this war! It's well worth it, just look at the benefits!

    I love Rue McClanahan

    December 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harold Trainer, Prospect, KY

      This war and Iraq are crimes. Leave now.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Think

      A lot of coments on the blog are in favor of the war in Afganistan. The purpose of the war is clear – to depose terrorist friendly regime. But did anyone try to assess the effectiveness of the war? How much damage has been caused to Al Quaida? CIA has a bunch of trained, well-educated, hightly paid agents; how come it is a norwegian jornalist who gets embedded with the Taliban? Why are all attemts to find Bin Laded and his accomplices so infertile? Is it not possible to shoot them off one by one without causing casualties amont civilians? Mossad seems to have done a pretty good job hunting down Nazis after World War 2....

      December 12, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Think

      Oh please, what benefits are we talking about? Would you name just a few? I'm on edge with curiosity

      December 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rick james

    @sagebrush shorty: ditto, I've been saying that for a while now...hence I don't understand why we captured and killed sadam he was doing a good job killing in iraq

    December 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. renny

    nice

    December 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ben

    I fear Afghanistan will never be stabilized, history repeats itself in that region. I'm not optimistic of a stable democratic government will form unless the people kick the taliban out themselves. Prayers go out to the families of the fallen soldiers.

    December 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • mo

      History does not repeat itself in that region. History is at stand-still in that region ..for the past 1000 years.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. megan

    Will you all be willing to donate your status for just a few minutes to HONOR a fallen Marine who's just passed away while serving our country? USMC Cpl. Derek Wyatt died Dec 6 while serving in Afghanistan and leaves behind a wife and a newborn son named in his honor, who was born ......approx. 24 hours after news of his death

    December 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • USA#1

      My sincere condolences to the family for USMC Cpl. Derek Wyatt. God bless him for giving the ultimate sacrifice he gave to his country – his life. May he rest in peace.

      December 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Think

      Talibans were born in Afganistan! It is their country, they can live and do what they want there. If Afgan government cannot regain power – they probably do not deserve to be a legitimate government. Do we support and protect the weak or the worthless? The price is lives of our soldiers, by the way.

      December 13, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. USA#1

    God bless America and all who defend her. Thank you, too, to all the veterans out there for all the sacrifies you gave to your country. We don't thank you all enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    December 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laurie

      Agree....God bless these soldiers and their families. Thank you for your sacrifices.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JohnnyRow

    In every religion there is a small group of crazies not Just in Islam think Jones town for the Christians Taliban for Muslims and many more in every religion you can think of.

    December 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get Serious

      You think that the leader and/or members of Jones town were Christians? I don't remember Jesus passing out poisoned Kool-Aid or trying to kill a senator with guns. Try to remember that what a person says they are about isn't nearly as important as what they DO!

      December 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patriot

      I was part of one group that went to Jonestown to recover the victims. It was a tragic loss of life but not without a valuable lesson. Religious groups can be a very good thing but when the leaders misuse their influence on people to control every aspect of their follower's lives they become as Hitler, Stalin, Osama, and other infamous characters. We have become involved with this war and taken a stand against tyranny, not Islam or Christianity nor any other faith. The bottom line is this – we, as a country, right, wrong, or otherwise, have begun a process in Afghanistan to rid the people of a dictator's influence over their lives. History has taught us that for evil 'men' to succeed, all good 'men' need to do is nothing. There will be a time when our troops will come home and that day will be a day to celebrate. There will always be tyrants and there will always be a need for someone to stand against them. Our troops deserve our unwavering support and our politicians need our never-ending scrutiny of their motives and conduct of such actions. God Bless America and the troops, husbands, wives, and children of those in harm's way.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      @Get Serious: Ditto.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • USA#1

      PATRIOT – Wonderfully written – End of story!!!! Support our Troops!!

      December 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Betty

    We dont' need more troops killed. They need to fight their own war. We cannot be evryone else's change agent.

    December 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      You expect Afghan women and children to fight for safety and freedom against the Taliban by themselves? How, exactly? Some places are so messed up that they are beyond helping themselves until problematic elements are removed.

      December 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      And sure, we could just say "stuff it" and let everyone else handle their own problems....but I'd like to think the "haves" have a responsibility to help where they can (a bit cliche, but "with great power comes great responsibility". Not just to use it wisely, but to not be apathetic about it).

      December 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MG

    I agree with you about getting our men and women out of Afghanistan, but our government isn't listening, as usual they have politics to think about first. They don't give a damn about the six mothers who will be told that their children will be coming home in a box. I am a military mom and my heart breaks every time one of our soldiers die in this useless war..

    December 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Why didn't we learn anything from Vietnam? Why do we keep sending some of the best of our young people to be killed or maimed in purposeless wars? Something is very wrong here.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      I was in Vietnam from 1968-1969 and you could'nt have staes it any better David.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT

    we need to just drop a vile of small pox off over there and the problem will be solved

    December 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mindy1

    RIP and thanks 😦

    December 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
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