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U.S. on guard for attacks ahead of bin Laden anniversary

There are 246 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 27, 2012, titled U.S. on guard for attacks ahead of bin Laden anniversary. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

President Barack Obama has reviewed potential threats to the United States before next week's anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden , but there is no concrete evidence al Qaeda is plotting any revenge attacks, the White House said on Thursday.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#2 Apr 27, 2012


Why hasn't the War ended?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#3 Apr 27, 2012


Why didn't they capture the Unarmed bin laden and interrogate the hell out of him for Terrorist Network Info?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

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#5 Apr 27, 2012



We should have left Afghanistan a long time ago. How in the hell did this turn into the longest War in American History?

2 reasons: Foolish Bush and Idiot Hussein Obama.
Gravediggers

United States

#6 Apr 27, 2012
Thought the war on Terror was over

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#7 Apr 27, 2012


Man clad as Afghan soldier kills another U.S. Soldier

By the CNN Wire Staff
Thu April 26, 2012


(CNN)-- A man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform killed a U.S. coalition service member, the U.S. military said Thursday. It was the latest in a string of such attacks.

The incident took place late Wednesday when the person "turned his weapon against coalition service members," the U.S. military said. The person who opened fire was killed by coalition forces who returned fire, the military said.

A U.S. Defense official said the incident occurred near Kandahar. He didn't know the service member's branch of service or if anybody was wounded from the gunfire.

The Afghan and U.S. military are investigating.

It is unclear whether the shooter was an Afghan soldier or an infiltrator wearing the uniform.
Lawmaker: Karzai 'corrupt prima donna'
Afghanistan gets U.S. support until 2040

But the problem of Afghan troops who have turned their weapons on allied forces -- so-called green on blue attacks -- has intensified this year.

Gen. John Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, referred last month to "an erosion of trust that has emerged from this,"


http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/26/world/asia/afgh...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#8 Apr 27, 2012

US Casualty Rate In Afghanistan Under Obama Increases 500%, Yet No Antiwar Protests. Why?

So where is Code Pink?

Remember all the Liberal antiwar protesters who camped out in front of Bush’s ranch in Crawford, TX? They stayed there for well over a year, made all the headlines, and demanded that our troops be brought home. Seemed like a worthy cause, right? So, now that the US death toll in Afghanistan has increased 500% under Obama, I have yet to hear one, single word of protest, not to mention our current illegal war in Libya. Seems like Code Pink was not antiwar war death, they were only anti-Bush.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#9 Apr 27, 2012
“The average monthly casualty rate for U.S. military forces serving in Afghanistan has increased 5-fold since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009.

1,540 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since Oct. 7, 2001, when U.S. forces began fighting in that country to oust the Taliban regime that had been harboring al Qaeda and to track down and capture or kill al Qaeda terrorists.

During the Bush presidency, which ended on Jan. 20, 2009 with the inauguration of President Obama, U.S. troops were present in Afghanistan for 87.4 months and suffered 570 casualties—a rate of 6.5 deaths per month.During the Obama presidency, through today, U.S. troops have been present in Afghanistan for 29.1 months and have suffered 970 casualties—a rate of 33.3 deaths per month.

The 970 U.S. casualties that have occurred while President Obama has been commander in chief equal 63 percent–or almost two-thirds—of all U.S. casualties that have taken place in the nearly-ten-year-long war.

889 of the 970 U.S. casualties in Afghanistan that have occurred during the Obama presidency—or about 92 percent—have been combat-related casualties. During Obama’s presidency, U.S. troops have given their lives in the service of their country in Afghanistan at an average rate of more than one per day.”


http://cnsnews.com/news/article/under-obama-u...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#10 Apr 27, 2012
This is a list of the U.S. military personnel who have given their lives serving their country in Afghanistan since Memorial Day, which was May 30. The list includes the hero's name, age, hometown and date of death as reported by the Department of Defense.

--Spc. Richard C. Emmons III, 22, North Grandby, Conn., May 31, 2011

--Sgt. Jeffrey C. S. Sherer, 29, Four Oaks, N.C., June 2, 2011

--Sgt. Christopher R. Bell, 21, Golden, Miss., June 4, 2011

--Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, 28, Quitman, Texas, June 4, 2011

--Spc. Devin A. Snyder, 20, Cohocton, N.Y., June 4, 2011

--Spc. Robert L. Voakes Jr., 21, L’Anse, Mich., June 4, 2011

--Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth R. White, 35, Fort Collins, Colo., June 5, 2011

--Chief Warrant Officer Bradley J. Gaudet, 31, Gladewater, Texas June 5, 2011

--Sgt. Joseph M. Garrison, 27, New Bethlehem, Pa., June 6, 2011

--Cpl. William J. Woitowicz, 23, Middlesex, Mass., June 7, 2011

--Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. O’Brien, 21, Stanley, N.C., June 9, 2011

--Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, Acadia, La., June 9, 2011

--Capt. Michael W. Newton, 30, Newport News, Va., June 11, 2011

--Lance Cpl. Jason D. Hill, 20, Poway, Calif., June 11, 2011

--Lance Cpl. Sean M. N. O’Connor, 22, Douglas, Wyo., June 12, 2011

--Lance Cpl. Joshua B. McDaniels, 21, Dublin, Ohio, June 12, 2011

--Pfc. Eric D. Soufrine, 20, Woodbridge, Conn., June 14, 2011

--Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Katzenberger, 26, Weatherby Lake, Mo., June 14, 2011

--Pvt. Ryan J. Larson, 19, Friendship, Wis., June 15, 2011

--Sgt. Mark A. Bradley, 25, Cuba, N.Y., June 16, 2011

--Spc. Scott D. Smith, 36, Indianapolis, Ind., June 17, 2011

--Pfc. Brian J. Backus, 21, Saginaw Township, Mich., June 18, 2011

-- Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, 33, Lodge, S.C., June 18, 2011

--Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 18, 2011

--Staff Sgt. Alan L. Snyder, 28, Blackstone, Mass., June 18, 2011

--Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz, 21, Beloit, Wis., June 18, 2011

--Pfc. Josue Ibarra, 21, Midland, Texas, June 19, 2011

--Sgt. James W. Harvey II, 23, Toms River, N.J., June 20, 2011

--Pfc. Gustavo A. Rios-Ordonez, 25, Englewood, Ohio, June 20, 2011

--Lance Cpl. Jared C. Verbeek, 22, Visalia, Calif, June 21. 2011



God Bless them and their families.


http://cnsnews.com/news/article/under-obama-u...
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Apr 27, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
“The average monthly casualty rate for U.S. military forces serving in Afghanistan has increased 5-fold since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009.
1,540 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since Oct. 7, 2001, when U.S. forces began fighting in that country to oust the Taliban regime that had been harboring al Qaeda and to track down and capture or kill al Qaeda terrorists.
During the Bush presidency, which ended on Jan. 20, 2009 with the inauguration of President Obama, U.S. troops were present in Afghanistan for 87.4 months and suffered 570 casualties—a rate of 6.5 deaths per month.During the Obama presidency, through today, U.S. troops have been present in Afghanistan for 29.1 months and have suffered 970 casualties—a rate of 33.3 deaths per month.
The 970 U.S. casualties that have occurred while President Obama has been commander in chief equal 63 percent–or almost two-thirds—of all U.S. casualties that have taken place in the nearly-ten-year-long war.
889 of the 970 U.S. casualties in Afghanistan that have occurred during the Obama presidency—or about 92 percent—have been combat-related casualties. During Obama’s presidency, U.S. troops have given their lives in the service of their country in Afghanistan at an average rate of more than one per day.”
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/under-obama-u...
"Bush murders 4,500 American soldiers for Iraq folly"

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#12 Apr 27, 2012
This Week at War: The Long Death of the Powell Doctrine



BY ROBERT HADDICK
MARCH 5, 2010


After a long illness and years of neglect, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, finally euthanized the Powell Doctrine. Mullen administered the coup de grâce in a speech he delivered on March 3 at Kansas State University.
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During his tenure as chairman, Gen. Colin Powell stated the principles he thought the U.S. government should follow when contemplating the use of military force. According to Powell, the situation should involve a vital national security interest. There should be a clear and obtainable objective. A clear exit strategy should be planned from the beginning. The action should have broad political support. The military plan should employ decisive and overwhelming force in order to achieve a rapid result. And the country should use force only as a last resort. Powell's principles were no doubt the product of his negative experiences as an officer during the Vietnam War and the results of Operation Desert Storm, which seemed at the time to be a vindication of his ideas.

Needless to say, the deployments of U.S. military force this decade have obeyed precious few of these guidelines. Powell wrote his doctrine in an attempt to keep the United States from thoughtlessly involving itself in ill-defined and open-ended military quagmires. But critics have argued that modern irregular adversaries have exploited gaps the doctrine left uncovered. By this view, rigid adherence to the Powell Doctrine would prevent the United States from having any effective response to irregular warfare challenges. Neither the Bush nor Obama administrations have followed its precepts.

So what is the new Mullen Doctrine? For the chairman, the issue of whether the United States will employ military force has long been settled. The issue now is how the United States should apply its national power. Mullen summed up his views this way:

We must not look upon the use of military forces only as a last resort, but as potentially the best, first option when combined with other instruments of national and international power.

We must not try to use force only in an overwhelming capacity, but in the proper capacity, and in a precise and principled manner. And we must not shrink from the tug of war -- no pun intended -- that inevitably plays out between policymaking and strategy execution. Such interplay is healthy for the republic and essential for ultimate success.

The Mullen Doctrine accepts that every day for the foreseeable future, U.S. military forces will shoot at, or will be shot at, by somebody somewhere in the world. Given this seemingly permanent state of war, Mullen says that politicians, soldiers, and the public will need to engage in an open-ended discussion that will constantly adjust how the country employs its military forces.

Mullen assumes that the public now accepts that low-level warfare is an enduring fact of life. If he is wrong about this, the Powell Doctrine could rise from the grave.


http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/03...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#13 Apr 27, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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"Bush murders 4,500 American soldiers for Iraq folly"



War Vote Dogs Hillary on Campaign Trail

by Ken Rudin



On the campaign trail, the Democratic presidential frontrunner was constantly getting booed. Catcalls would often greet a speech, and the reasons were always the same: It was the war. Whatever popular support there had been for the fighting had long since dissipated, and with American soldiers dying each day, the opposition was growing, especially among Democratic voters. The year was 1968, the war was Vietnam, and the candidate was Hubert Humphrey.

Humphrey was, of course, Lyndon Johnson's loyal vice president. He was torn over Vietnam: On the one hand, he needed LBJ as an ally, but on the other, he was aware that Democratic voters were as angry with him as they were with the president over the situation in Southeast Asia. It got to the point that nearly anywhere Humphrey went, he was bombarded by antiwar protestors. His hesitance to speak out against the war until late in the campaign is thought to be a key reason why he lost to Richard Nixon that year.

I was thinking about Humphrey's situation last Friday, as I watched Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) address a packed house at the Washington Hilton. Every announced and all-but-announced Democratic presidential candidate showed up at the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee, the first opportunity for the Dems and the media to see all '08 hopefuls in one setting. Clinton closed out the session on Friday – more candidates showed up on Saturday – but she was the only one to get heckled from some in the assembled throng. It stemmed, of course, from (1) her vote in 2002 to authorize the President to go to war in Iraq, and (2) her refusal to disown that vote.

Regarding the first part, Clinton is not alone. Of the other Democratic presidential candidates who were in Congress in 2002, Sens. Joe Biden (DE), Chris Dodd (CT) and John Edwards (NC) all voted for the war; only Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH) voted no. But all three senators have since renounced their vote. Not Hillary. And that has caused some on the antiwar left to go apoplectic.


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php...




- OUCH!-

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#14 Apr 27, 2012


In 2002 Saddam posed a threat of purchasing a nuclear bomb



Q: In 2002 you said about Saddam: "He must be dislodged from his weapons or dislodged from power."

A: I was correct about that. I also said at the time that I did not think he had weaponized his material, but he did have these stockpiles everywhere.

A: It turned out they didn't, but everyone in the world thought he had them. The weapons inspectors said he had them. What he did with them, who knows?

Q: Gen. Zinni, when he heard the discussion about WMD that Saddam had, said, "I've never heard that" in any of the briefings he had as head of the Central Command. How could you as a US Senator be so wrong?

A: I wasn't wrong. When asked about aluminum tubes, I said they're for artillery. I don't believe they're for cascading.

Q: But you said Saddam was a threat.

A: He was a threat.

Q: In what way?

A: If Saddam was left unfettered, with sanctions lifted and billions in his coffers, then he had the ability to purchase a tactical nuclear weapon.


Source: Meet the Press: 2007 "Meet the Candidates" series Apr 29, 2007

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

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#15 Apr 27, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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"Bush murders 4,500 American soldiers for Iraq folly"



Bill Clinton's Support for War in 2003






Obama Murdered 1500 American Soldiers? Hmmmmmmmm.



Idiot!

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Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#16 Apr 27, 2012


Democrat Majority Senate approves Iraq war resolution: Daschle backs Bush



Thursday, October 10, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP)-- In a show of gathering support for President Bush's Iraq war resolution, the Senate voted 75-25 on Thursday to end delaying tactics and open the way for final expected approval of the measure. The strong bipartisan vote came after Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle announced his support for the president.

"I believe it is important for America to speak with one voice," the South Dakota Democrat declared.

His announcement of support came as both chambers marched toward expected approval of the war resolution by wide bipartisan margins.


http://brainerddispatch.com/stories/101002/nn...
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#17 Apr 27, 2012
Romney hires Santorum’s campaign manager

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-...

hahahahahahahaha

Santorum mailer: Romney as GOP nominee 'frightens me'

Santorum: "It truly frightens me to think what’ll happen if Mitt Romney is the nominee."

"My friend, Republicans and conservatives will be crippled by a nominee who presents zero contrast with Barack Obama on the major issues of this election," the letter says, repeating an attack on Romney that Santorum made constantly on the campaign trail. "Any attempt by Mitt Romney to attack President Obama's positions on healthcare, energy policy, social issues, or the economy will be easily neutralized."

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-sa...

More con ineptitude

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#18 Apr 27, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
We should have left Afghanistan a long time ago. How in the hell did this turn into the longest War in American History?
2 reasons: Foolish Bush and Idiot Hussein Obama.
Didn't some of the American Indian wars last longer than this?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#19 Apr 27, 2012


Democratic leader in the Senate, told reporters during a conference call that the war is justified because Saddam Hussein needed to be deposed.

But, the Aberdeen native said, the main reasons President Bush gave Congress and the public for invading Iraq have turned out to be inaccurate...Of course the Senate held their own hearings but that was ignored.

Whether the war has been worth the cost is an individual decision, he said. He said it has been to him.

Questions on the topic were prompted after Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., said earlier in the week that he voted to send his son to war under false pretenses, something that angers him. Johnson supported the president's decision for war while his son was in the Army's 101st Airborne Division, a unit that was likely to be one of the first sent to Iraq...


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/...

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Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#20 Apr 27, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
Romney hires Santorum’s campaign manager
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-...
hahahahahahahaha
Santorum mailer: Romney as GOP nominee 'frightens me'
Santorum: "It truly frightens me to think what’ll happen if Mitt Romney is the nominee."
"My friend, Republicans and conservatives will be crippled by a nominee who presents zero contrast with Barack Obama on the major issues of this election," the letter says, repeating an attack on Romney that Santorum made constantly on the campaign trail. "Any attempt by Mitt Romney to attack President Obama's positions on healthcare, energy policy, social issues, or the economy will be easily neutralized."
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-sa...
More con ineptitude



LMAO!- YOU - Were the idiot that didn't like Santorum and now you're trying to act like Santorum is your guy!


What a buffoon!


Typical Jackasscrat!
Your Ex

United States

#21 Apr 27, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
Thought the war on Terror was over
You didn't hear?
We won!
Like the war on Poverty
the war on Crime
the war on Drugs.....
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#22 Apr 27, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO!- YOU - Were the idiot that didn't like Santorum and now you're trying to act like Santorum is your guy!
What a buffoon!
Typical Jackasscrat!
You're spamming too much, cletus and no longer have recall. sanatorium is a typical entitled con thief. Leave it rugby ineptitude to bring the mastermind of the 'romney frightens me' letter onboard to try to get the bible thumpers in his court.

Latter Day Saints Article 5:“We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.”

That means that born-again believers, Catholics, Jews and any other religion does not have “the fullness of the gospel” and therefore does not preach the true gospel.

Good luck selling them joe smith.

Bwaaaaa

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