Senate report says that US hires Afghan warlords and thugs as secur...

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Heavy U.S. reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban because contractors often don't vet local recruits and wind up hiring warlords and thugs, Senate investigators said Thursday. Full Story
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I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#23 Oct 8, 2010
lilya wrote:
What has happen to America? Where did it go? I just don't remember America looking so bad and so bloody stupid.
Why dont you cast your mind back 5 years then:

-The USA is in Iraq.
-It invaded because George Bush didn't like saddam hussein who once threatened his daddy.
-The USA made up lies about WMD's as an excuse to invade.
-The UN wants to actually fins ouyt if there are WMD's in IRaq before invading.
-The US goes mental over this because the officials know there aren't any WMD's and its all and excuse.
-The US government goes on a crusade against France because they asked the US to actually have a reason for going to war.
-The US public boycott French goods and pretend the French are cowards because they aren't as easy to fool as the US public.
-Freedom fries are invented.
-The US 'liberates' Iraq and the people celebrate.
-Suddenly all Iraqi wealth starts to be stolen by the USA
-The USA forces Iraq to pay $10,000 a week to pay for US truck drivers to do a job Iraqis would do for $100.
-The Iraqi people rise up against their new oppressor.
-The US blames al quaida who are now strong in Iraq thanks to US intervention.
-Iraq manages to recover some despite repeated attempts at pillaging by the USA.
-The USA runs away with its tail between its legs
-The chances of islamic extremist terrorism is increased massively worldwide.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#24 Oct 8, 2010
Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
<quoted text>Just keeping the Bush policy alive.
You *DO* remember the eight years of your hero's free-spending policy on mercenaries, don't you Vindice?
Obama = Bush. Both still Suuuuuck!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#25 Oct 8, 2010
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
Why dont you cast your mind back 5 years then:
-The USA is in Iraq.
-It invaded because George Bush didn't like saddam hussein who once threatened his daddy.
-The USA made up lies about WMD's as an excuse to invade.
-The UN wants to actually fins ouyt if there are WMD's in IRaq before invading.
-The US goes mental over this because the officials know there aren't any WMD's and its all and excuse.
-The US government goes on a crusade against France because they asked the US to actually have a reason for going to war.
-The US public boycott French goods and pretend the French are cowards because they aren't as easy to fool as the US public.
-Freedom fries are invented.
-The US 'liberates' Iraq and the people celebrate.
-Suddenly all Iraqi wealth starts to be stolen by the USA
-The USA forces Iraq to pay $10,000 a week to pay for US truck drivers to do a job Iraqis would do for $100.
-The Iraqi people rise up against their new oppressor.
-The US blames al quaida who are now strong in Iraq thanks to US intervention.
-Iraq manages to recover some despite repeated attempts at pillaging by the USA.
-The USA runs away with its tail between its legs
-The chances of islamic extremist terrorism is increased massively worldwide.
Why not go back just 20 Months dumbarse? Obama could have AND should have ENDED THE WAR.

Think for a change!
Ho Lee Schitt

Pennington, NJ

#27 Oct 8, 2010
Speaking of thugs what about eric prince and his merry band of criminals and murderers known as blackwater.
Justin

United States

#28 Oct 8, 2010
You know, dispite all the back seat criticism that the Democrats leveled at George Bush, now that they are finally behind the wheel, they are remarkably reluctant to stray too far from his policies.
ZiaMiddleView

Albuquerque, NM

#29 Oct 8, 2010
All the Obama bashing is fine but keep in mind - its the Department of Defense that is responsible for most of the contracts. Not only that, most of them were let many years ago. So blame the DOD too.

I always said, our military isn't worth a damn, that's why we need to contract out everything.
ZiaMiddleView

Albuquerque, NM

#30 Oct 8, 2010
WARTIME,

Lots of info but clearly not quite true. Yeah, when Bush took over, the budget was almost balanced (relative given both parties capacity for spending), unemployment was fairly low, inflation low, interest rates weren't low but were in the process of coming down. Bush/republicans cut taxes, start two wars, create a new prescription drug program, add the Blueprint for America Act to get low income families into homes and added trillions to the national debt. When GW took office the national debt was $5.7 trillion and when he left it was $10.7 trillion. Over 1 trillion was added during Bush's last year when he requested the bailout of Wall Street. And don't forget Bush's own stimulus plan of tax rebates, etc in 2007.

Yeah, you're right that jobs were created during the Bush administration but what drove that - HOUSING. The boom in housing created lots of jobs although it also created a bubble (2004-2006). What happens when bubbles burst? All those jobs go down the drain.

The real kick is all the deficit spending done by the Bush administration while the economy was GOOD, or should I say, Outstanding. If it was so great then why did Bush end up with $5 trillion of deficit spending? You can say it - party doesn't matter, both love to spend.
drink The hIve

Orlando, FL

#31 Oct 8, 2010
I Always Straight Up This Over Pay Steroid Mercenaries Really Hard When I Was In Service,I Hate All Of Them,They Hate Me Back 2-No Shit!LOL.
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#32 Oct 8, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama = Bush. Both still Suuuuuck!
Yes, very true, and I'm pretty sick of the D/R nonsense - as if we don't have any other choices.

“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#33 Oct 8, 2010
James Jones is escaping the worst defeat of Us troops in history to islamic terrorists under Pakistani and Iranian control. Will the American people ever wake up and realize that their commander in Chief is not only fight for the rights of the Taliban and prohibit US troops from harming them but also financing the Islamic terrorist of the Taliban during the recent two years without US Congress interruption. The report by the Senate Armed Services Committee proves that tens of millions of dollars of the American taxpayers were paid every year to local Afghan warlords “for convoy protection” on the Taliban ruled roads for ‘preventing roadside bomb attacks on US convoys. US congress led by liberal Dem Elite and Islamic terrorist sympathizer Senator Carl Levin failed the American people and his report will not change the fact that US troops under the loser in chief Imam Obama lost the war to the Taliban Islamic terrorists and will be on their way out of the entire Middle East in short time. Imam Obama is behind the "peace talks" that will assure US troops surrender to Islam and their pulling out o the entire Middle East. In addition the surrender to Taliban Islamic terrorists by Obama will bring Afghanistan back to be under the Taliban leader Mullah Omar and the barbaric Shariya laws of the 7th century that treats women like sheep with no human rights. Obama is supporting the building of renewed Islamic terrorists’ country in Afghanistan that will become the center of radical Islam spread all over the globe including America using tens of Islamic terrorist organizations and hundreds of Islamic terrorist cells. The Middle East without American military will be radical Islamic ruled Middle East under the Iranian nuke superpower of Ahmadinajad and his 13 Islamic terrorist organizations that will terrorize the Middle East and beyond. Pakistan and the Taliban and al Qaida Islamic terrorists will terrorize India, Asia, Africa and America. It is not surprising that fake African Imam Obama who ties the hands of our US troops behind their backs to protect the Taliban Islamic terrorists claimed time and again that he will never fight Islam and that he has the same interests as Islam.
ZiaMiddleView

Albuquerque, NM

#34 Oct 9, 2010
Jones wrote:
James Jones is escaping the worst defeat of Us troops in history to islamic terrorists under Pakistani and Iranian control. Will the American people ever wake up and realize that their commander in Chief is not only fight for the rights of the Taliban and prohibit US troops from harming them but also financing the Islamic terrorist of the Taliban during the recent two years without US Congress interruption. The report by the Senate Armed Services Committee proves that tens of millions of dollars of the American taxpayers were paid every year to local Afghan warlords “for convoy protection” on the Taliban ruled roads for ‘preventing roadside bomb attacks on US convoys. US congress led by liberal Dem Elite and Islamic terrorist sympathizer Senator Carl Levin failed the American people and his report will not change the fact that US troops under the loser in chief Imam Obama lost the war to the Taliban Islamic terrorists and will be on their way out of the entire Middle East in short time. Imam Obama is behind the "peace talks" that will assure US troops surrender to Islam and their pulling out o the entire Middle East. In addition the surrender to Taliban Islamic terrorists by Obama will bring Afghanistan back to be under the Taliban leader Mullah Omar and the barbaric Shariya laws of the 7th century that treats women like sheep with no human rights. Obama is supporting the building of renewed Islamic terrorists’ country in Afghanistan that will become the center of radical Islam spread all over the globe including America using tens of Islamic terrorist organizations and hundreds of Islamic terrorist cells. The Middle East without American military will be radical Islamic ruled Middle East under the Iranian nuke superpower of Ahmadinajad and his 13 Islamic terrorist organizations that will terrorize the Middle East and beyond. Pakistan and the Taliban and al Qaida Islamic terrorists will terrorize India, Asia, Africa and America. It is not surprising that fake African Imam Obama who ties the hands of our US troops behind their backs to protect the Taliban Islamic terrorists claimed time and again that he will never fight Islam and that he has the same interests as Islam.
Obama nor the democrats, nor the republicans for that matter, are involved in the day-to-day affairs such as contracting out security. Its done by the responsible agency which is the Departments of Defense and State, for the most part. The DOD is the biggest user thus overseas the conduct of contracts. Blame our military. Yes, as commander in chief, Obama does have ultimate responsibility. Your diatribe is nothing more than hate speech and lies. Use facts to support your argument instead of rehashing something you read on an extreme right blog. Let's not forget, it was GW Bush who initiated this war and here we are nine years later still trying to win it. You should be thanking GW for his superior handling and execution of this action. The fact that its still going on should say something - its not winnable even if America wins every battle. As a country we do not have the heart nor the treasure to continue indefinites wars.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#35 Oct 9, 2010
LMAO!!! Not only did you read one of Jones' posts but you replied to it.
craig

Glendale, CA

#36 Oct 9, 2010
Wartime wrote:
If you want to anger a conservative, tell him a lie.
If you want to anger a liberal, tell him the truth.
The closer we get to November 2nd, the wetter, sloppier, and smellier the zombie, liberal, diaper-wearing libs are squiriming in their own filth.
It's a beautiful thing.
For all your blathering you somehow forgot to mention how much in lives and money the two wars, though lies and deceit, your so called honest republicans have cost this country. Thank God the country will still have a democratic president to veto any idiotic bill the republicans introduce otherwise we won't have to worry about what kind of world we leave to our kids because all of them will be dead. Like your screen name by the way. Until we have campaign reform look forward to just reliving the past.
"wartime"
Revolt

Huntington, NY

#37 Oct 9, 2010
Isn't the US Armed forces filled with the same?
www.governorsteele.com
ZiaMiddleView

Albuquerque, NM

#38 Oct 9, 2010
Revolt wrote:
Isn't the US Armed forces filled with the same?
www.governorsteele.com
Please elaborate.
short trus micro bus

Wanette, OK

#39 Oct 10, 2010
jesus had a pipeline to the holy father

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