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. Kat


    December 12, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gerry, CT

    In 1975 Richard Nixon said, "No more Vietnams." George Bush ended that.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerry, CT

      Support the troops and kill the politicians. They are all a bunch of liars.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thorrsman

      Incorrect. If–a very large "IF"–this turns into anything like Vietnam–quitting instead of finishing–that will be laid on the president in office at the time, and it won't be Bush no matter how much the Left loves to hate him.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerry, CT

      I have no love for Bush, nor Obama...but i respect both. Invading Afghanistan was necessary and i have little angst there. But Bush wanted Saddam so badly, they fabricated a theory based on WMDs. In 1955 a the heght of the cold war our gov't was crazed about communism and believed whole heartedly in the Domino Theory. So we go to war for something we believe may happen? Invade a soverign nation that is trying to find its own way, supplant the existing infrastructure and replace it with a western based democratic gov't. And Americvans get killed. That sounds way too familiar to me.

      And so do you think bombing Vietnam back into the stoneage would have finished things? I remember a field interview with an officer of a Zippo team who said, "We had to destroy the village in order to save it."

      December 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mom

      Amen to THAT.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nan

    The only reason we are still in Afghanistan is because Bush took us on a detour to Iraq to chase down invisible WMDs and to finish a job Bush thought his father should have done. Bin Laden was responsible for 9/11. Bin Laden planned 9/11 from Afghanistan. Bin Laden, or if dead his successor, is hiding out in Afghanistan. We should have sent all the soldiers who went to Iraq into Afghanistan. We would have found and punished Bin Laden by now. We would have destroyed Al Queda by now. AND we would have been pretty much out of there by now. Sadam was not going to get any stronger, he was failing fast. If Iraq had actually become involved with terrorism against the USA or its allies, we would have put them down quickly. But Afghanistan is a tougher nut to crack. There was no well-known national leader to publicly vilify like Sadam. So Bush sent our troop to Iraq for his personal agenda. Then Bush left the fall out and clean up for others.

    December 12, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thorrsman

      Also wrong.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerry, CT

      Nicely put.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. phillip Marlowe

    not one American should be dying in this forsaken war, how sad. It is just a waste, but the military insustry is happy to see us continue obviously.

    December 12, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ronno

    Instead of a defense of planting our fingers everywhere at once, our strategy needs to be one of coiled fists, held back close to the heart but ready to lash out with short, sharp jabs, then back again to the ready position. A lean mean fighting machine, "mean" only in the sense that we leave nation-building to that nation's own populance.

    December 12, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sal

    Yes, I say let's get the L out of Afghanistan. We cannot win there period because you cannot defeat a bunch of religious fanatics, and cannot defeat a religion! It's a useless fight and it's not winable. The taliban will never give in or give up and you cannot kill all of them. More terrorists are being born every day. Even if osama bin laden was killed do you think terrorism would end? They are lined up to take his place. Like I said you cannot defeat religious fanaticism period!

    December 12, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Man

    America can win in Afghanistan. As tragic as it is that these men and women lose their lives its what they signed up to do. Its their job to put their life on the line in such a way. We aren't losing thousands of soldiers each month. Our casualties are low. The freedom of Afghanistan is at stake and we must fix the country we invaded.

    December 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • mo

      Man. US can win in Afghanistan MILITARILY no doubt, but we can not win politically, not under the constraints of this day an age. we can win Militarily by applying exterem levels of force and kill MILLIONS as the Soviets did (who lost eventually, btw), but the American public would not accept this, the whole world watching on TV would turn against us and we would lose all moral standings, and a billion more musilms would see terrorism against US as justified. That would be political defeat. I hope you, and the rest of the "nuke'm" crowd can understand this, thinking with your brain not your brawn

      December 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sal

    And as far as george bush goes, they should have hanged him alongside of Saddam Hussein for getting us into the Iraq war and pushing hard for it!

    December 12, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Canadian

      70% of americans wanted to invade iraq, even when the whole world (except the UK) wanted to complete UN inspections first.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • mo

      Joe - the entire world was not subjected to the massive deception machine (we calld media) that the American public was subjected to for 6 straight months. We were fooled and lied to by everyone from the president to the news anchours and reporters. We are guilty of niivity.

      December 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sal

    Damn, it's not up to us to liberate every country in the world Man! We cannot afford to and we should start minding our own business and stop telling other countries how to run their governments! Do we like to be told how we should run our government by other countries? Think about it.

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

      Are you replying to me? If so I agree with you. But the problem is the country is under attack from fanatics from within. Most Afghans want freedom from the Taliban. The problem is we invaded this country because of 9/11 and we can't just leave it to be devoured by the Taliban, people who kill adulterers and maim girls who go to school. We have sent troops their to protect those people and help them protect themselves when we leave. I agree though, once we have peace we need to significantly reevaluate our foreign policy and cut military spending.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Canadian

      But that is the american way.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. William

    Get all of our precious men and women out of that country, then nuke Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    December 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe Canadian

    Celebrate good times come on!

    US shouldn't be there. Karma is a b*!

    December 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • K Walker

      Wouldn't it be easier if we all just went a head and became Muslim?

      Then when we nuke the Middle East it would be morally justified.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |

    to anyone that says islam is a peacefull religion.

    try and go to iran and even mention jesus

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

      Actually, christians live in relative peace in Iran. They don't receive prejudice like muslims receive in the US.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Think

      With all due respect Mr. RUFFNUTT, check out Q'uran, Jusus is one of respected muslim prophets. He has a little different name ISU.

      December 12, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sal

    Wrong again, what right do we have to nuke other countries? We are not at war with Afghanistan or Pakistan! There are elements in those countries who are no damn good, but you want to kill off all the innocents too with nukes? It wasn't the country of Afghanistan that attacked us! It was all the damn religious freaks which we also have here in this country! C'mon think about it people!

    December 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sal

    Now maybe if william had said "nuke Israel" I might go along with that!

    December 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lisa Mitchell

    More troops to die in the US effort to control a country proven to be uncontrolled~ This isn't about soldiers dying to protect Americas freedom, this is about a bunch of rich greedy white men trying to overthrow a government and steal their resources! Watch the movie Terror Storm and Loose Change 9/11~ Your perspective will change!

    December 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • lena

      Lisa I find your comment slightly one sided while I agree with you that a large part of the reason we are there is greed, /it is not necessarily just white people perpetuating it......We have a BLACK(well mixed) president who ran on the idea that the troops needed to come home.....Instead he proposed a surge, but not near the amount suggested so we could do the job quickly and leave....then he says we'll withdrawal by 2011 only to announce recently that he meant 2014........He had the power to stop this and no one would blame him....he couldve proposed funding be cut and it would've been all said and done, but he didn't now my husband is on his 4th deployment all so Karzai can negotiate with the very enemy we are supposed to be fighting...........Like I said I agree with the motives you offer and I think it is time to bring them home but there is plenty of blame to go around for if this was just a byproduct of Bush then the president had a clear shot to rectify the situation......he didn't

      December 13, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
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