Shish, Rush, as usual, you push right past the obvious. Obama left the troops there, just so this could happen. He wants the troops out, it hinders his friends from operating openly and more efficiently. If he can destroy NATO in the process, it is a win win for him. It is time to get out of Arabia, NATO, and the UN. Old Calvin Coolidge's dream is now a reality. Will this happen, of course not, the USA will dream, until reality wakes them, too late. Hope for peace has driven the USA into the last stages of decay. Does anyone really think November will change anything? MaoB has done his part. When you get ready to fight, then, maybe, you may see the task before you. Actually G Washington had it easy, the enemy all wore red coats. Good luck to you survivors.
I agree 100% with you. Let these donkey and children rapist kill each other off, and carpet bomb the rest of them down if they ever raise another hand to us, and Obama you SOB a-s wipe ghetto cracker, your going to burn for this you worthless Muslim!
The more our govt. grovels and apologizes, the weaker it seems to the Muslims. Our govt. is enforcing Sharia Law in Afghanistan, and it will enforce Sharia Law here. It is happening already in some of our U.S. courts. They've gone over to the side of the enemies of America.
What the h*** kind of justice is that?! Let's go about dispensing justice in chronological order of offenses, eye for an eye style. Those b******s wouldn't survive the chance to see justice for the miniscule amount they've had to "unjustly" endure.
I've about had it with humanity today, bunch a self-absorbed hypocrites. Has the world ended yet?
These jihad idiots have made their plans abundantly clear. The name of the game is to make islam the one religion, and the entire world subservient. The advantage they assume they have is that they don't care if they survive the apocalypse; in fact, with 72 virgins anxiously awaiting them, dying might be a more pleasant alternative. Personally, I'd prefer to remain alive. But what do I know? It's clear that we're not going to convince them of the joys of liberty and freedom, and they're sure as Hell not going to convince me of the joys of islam--and that includes the 72 virgins. So, why are we waiting around for the next terrorist bombing? If it's jihad they must have, then let's get to it. Remember, Ace, jihad is a two-way street. Clearly, we can't count on the devout muslim, Obummer the serial apologizer, to take any action in American interests, so we'll have to show him the door later this year. Then, if the islamofacists want to dance, well, what can you do? Start the music. But no more of this one-way jihad business. The way the game is played, you bomb us, and we bomb you.
I think Bush would tell the U.N. to go to hell, but we all know Obama will hand the troops over and request for the strictest punishment they can think of.
I've been saying for a long time now that we should leave Afghanistan. Our politicians will not take the war seriously because they won't do what it takes to win. They tie our soldiers' hands behind their backs and punish them for political correctness bullcrap. I'm sick our our policiticians putting their political asses up front above the lives of our soldiers, and since it's not going to change I vote to tell Afghanistan to go eff themselves.
So, Obama apologized and apparently that has not stopped the attacks. The U.S. government is trying to explain that those burning were they acts of just a few and not the entire sentiment of the country. It appears that most Muslims don't agree and they are holding the entire American public responsible by continuing with these acts. If this is the case, why am I not allow to blame the entire Islamic religion for 9/11 if they want to blame the American people for these book burnings?
It's about freakin' time he's seeing that Afghanistan is pretty much a lost cause, and pretty much has been since we got there.
WOW! Getting a severe case of goosebumps watching a program called Secrets of SEAL TEAM 6 on the Military Channel. Very bad juju to have these men hunting ya! Ask Bin Laden! Oh, that's right, you can't cause SEAL Team 6 terminated the evil bus- turd!
The mistake we made 10 years ago was not acting like we did in WW II when we kicked the Taliban out. MacArthur went into Japan after they surrendered and was the Governor there. Heck, we WROTE their constitution. This is why their military budget was restricted to 2% of their budget. WE called the shots. WE said "this is the way you are going to do it". That was that. They attacked Pearl Harbor, we fought back and won.
Fast forward to Afghanistan, where Bush decided to immediately allow a bunch of corrupt politicians dictate what we were going to do. The same thing happened in Iraq. Supposedly we were there "as long as the Iragi's wanted us there".
Trump might be a con artist, but he had one thing right: we SHOULD have lived up to the liberal attacks saying "Bush went to war for oil". That's exactly what we should have done! The oil fields are now property of the U.S.A., and we might give them back IF you act like a rational nation.
In Afghanistan, we should have said, "here's your new constitution", and by the way, your new president is this nice lady we found working out in a field. We don't care that Islamic religion says women raped need 4 men witnesses to prove it or whatever. WE WON. This is the way it is.
Instead, we went soft. This set up the perfect situation for our current "leader" to bend over and really take it you know where. For our troops to be "put on trial". It's a disgrace.
Apparently, its worse than we thought.
What is the biggest difference between Barack HUSSEIN Obama and a Soldier, Marine, Sailor or Airman? The Soldier, Marine, Sailor and Airmen have served their country with bravery and distinction.
We need to alter the playing field, throughout the AF-PAK Theater, and if I was president, I would be done, immediately. I would effect the withdrawal of the vast majority of personnel in country, leaving behind only such elements as Tier 1, 2 and 3 USSOCCENT [United States Special Operations Command Central). All other conventional forces would be removed, post haste. Upon return, they would be issued new dress blue uniforms, given medals, and ordered to walk in formation past the White House, flanked by their families, in a 2 mile long ticker tape parade. All national building operations, including those that are strictly humanitarian, would be halted, and all foreign aid would be similarly halted. I would establish DIA/CIA drone bases in secret locations, throughout the country. Military operations against the Taliban and al-Qaeda would continue, though without any further cooperation with the AF-PAK theater governments. USSOCCENT would be ordered to undertake DA [Direct Action], SR [Special Reconnaissance], UW [Unconventional Warfare] and PSYOPS [Psychological Operations] missions, and no others. These missions would be conducted both covertly and in clandestine fashion. Any poppy fields identified would be targeted for incendiary bombing strikes. People on the expanded capture or kill list would face extraordinary rendition by SOF and/or CIA personnel, death at their hands, or death by drone. People found targeting Christians would be placed on the CK List. Those captured through extraordinary rendition would be heavily drugged and exfiltrated to waiting USN prison barges, and placed under heavy Marine guard, with the Marines ordered to kill anyone that even looks like they want to get on board. CIA/DIA personnel would conduct interrogations, there, and military tribunals would also be there. Anyone convicted of terrorism would face the death penalty, and their bodies destroyed by absolute cremation, even if I had to throw them in a carrier's nuclear reactor to do it.
The military and CIA would divide up the country: the CIA would engage in full-spectrum LIC [Low Intensity Conflict] against the AF-PAK governments, including Karzai, himself. The NSA (and Echelon) would be tasked to data mine every single government database, cellphone and PDA. I would order the intercepts of every email, landline, cellphone, IM, etc. The DIA and CSS [Central Security Service] would do that against the AF-PAK military forces. Any and all incriminating intel generated and verified would be released to the world press, attached to the names of patsies in either their own governments, al-Qaeda, the Taliban or even the PRC [Peoples Republic of China], to generate friction and distrust in their own ranks. I'd order a dirty tricks department opened up against them that was so bad, it would make the Cold War look like a Boy Scout Jamboree. I would petition for sanctions against the AF-PAK theater at least as severe as those under way against Iran. All AF-PAK WMD would be located and placed under constant surveillance; all sites vulnerable to such attacks would be infected with rootkits and Trojan horse viruses, ready to destroy their networks, in the event of hostilities. Mobile launchers and underground sites would be subject to minute's notice drone or bunker-buster strikes.
Domestically, I'd commission the DHS and Echelon to start domestic spying on all suspected muslim organizations sympathetic to the AF-PAK forces, especially CAIR. There would be no more "un-indicted" co-conspirators.
Sure, I may seem a bit harsh and militaristic in this, but its the least they deserve, as far as I'm concerned. If the Afghans don't want to be a partner in the War on Terror, but would rather foster terror, then they can become a TARGET of the War on Terror.
Is there anything this president has done that turned out good? If so please let me know what it is. Egypt? Libya? USA? Afghanistan? Iraq? Economy? Oil?
Beyond pathetic, this is shameful. It's time to show are own outrage and protest NATO:
Why should we allow this decision to continue with-out our own out-cry. Let's get the wheels in motion and march. I'm done with just sitting back and not holding our own Government / other's accountable. It's time to pick-up our sign's and blow-horn's and tell NATO: You are traitors and a stain on the soil of the United States and we're done with you. Stop your tyranny against America and our soldiers.
If NATO can not stand with Americans, they should reconsider their presence here. Tea anyone?
They don't want our troops occupying their country and they're willing to fight to drive them out. They're a brave people and they've shrugged off at least two occupying empires. It looks like they're about to shrug off a third.
We should absolutely withdraw from Afghanistan. Once we're gone, my guess is that Karzai will be dead in a month. And if NATO insists on putting our troops on trial, we should withdraw from NATO as well. Let some of the other member countries do a little of the heavy lifting for a while. It's not as easy as our guys make it look.
Typical NATO is made up of European countries of islamic sympathizers and countries where islam is getting a major foot hold in the public life. Europe is doomed.
You lose your God, You lose your lands. and you lose any common sense.
I am appalled....where the hell is our SUPPORT for our troops doing their duty? This flies in the face of every soldier over in Afghanistan and around the world! What is going on? I have 3 kids in the Army, and 1 is in Kabul as I type.....we have a duty to protect our soldiers not condemn them!
I feel for you Tammy...I applaud your commitment and your kids too.
But..if they were my kids....I'd tell them to go AWOL. Obummer, their "cic"...doesn't give a damn about our troops. And the sooner our ( and your troops ) realize this sad fact....the sooner we'll have them home. Voting to restore America to it's former glory...and standing watch on the Mexican border....instead of a 5th world crap hole like Afghanistan.....they can stand watch on a 3rd world border with Mexico and make a difference. At least a Mexican knows what a lawn mower is...to an Afghan....it's a Jeep Wrangler.
A sincere thank you, warrior Mom! Three hearty warriors from one womb! The ancient Spartans would have praised you, milady. You have my profound and deepest respects, Tammy. Salute to you! And to your husband! Can't make American Warriors by yourself!
When things go awry people have a tendency to put their hands in the air and surrender and it's hard to blame them. Our military went into Afghanistan because Osama bin Laden's headquarters for training al-Qaeda operatives was there. So naturally after the 9/11 tragedy George W. Bush did the right thing by putting our troops on the ground in Afghanistan to root out the Taliban and al-Qaeda, with the intention of also killing Osama bin Laden - the mastermind of 9/11. Which happened much later in Pakistan. Nevertheless, the US military has made great strides in reducing the number of Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan and has also led to the defeat and deaths of many high ranking al-Qaeda and Taliban members in Afghanistan, Pakistan and surrounding areas such as Yemen.
Our military has made an agreement with Hamid Karzai. We need to abide by that agreement and stay until the time our troops are supposed to withdrawal. If our military does a "cut and run" (like Obama wants to do) it would give the perception that America doesn't keep its word, and quite frankly the United States of America doesn't need another 'black eye' - like we got in Iraq when Obama "cut and ran" there - and has tarnished America's once impeccable reputation of defending our allies and friends and those requesting America's help like Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan has done.
Barack Obama's desire to "cut and run" and his own public declaration of a set "time table" for withdrawal in Afghanistan, has already sent shock waves throughout the region. Which is that America is abandoning principle in favor of political posturing by the Obama administration, in order for Obama to gain political favor (and votes) from his LEFT wing Democratic Party base. Who, needless to say, want our troops out of Afghanistan ASAP... if not before. Plus Harry Reid and other Democrats thought Iraq was a lost cause and as a result hampered troop morale and at one point denied our troops the necessary weapons and hardware to accomplish their mission in a timely manner. After the successful mission in Iraq - because George W. Bush refused to "cut and run" - Barack Obama didn't have the courage to negotiate with prime minister Nouri al-Maliki that would guarantee the necessary US miltary presence in Iraq and would insure a smooth transition to democracy for the Iraqi government and its people. Nah uh. Barack Hussein Obama "cut and run" (as usual) and the result is an Iraq in the midst of violence, civil war, and a possible Iranian takeover of Iraq in the not too distant future too perhaps.
Our military should stay for as long as it takes in Afghanistan (learn from Obama's mistakes) and train and equip the Afghan resistance force, so they'll be better prepared to defend their country and their people from terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and other extremists of Islam. It should be noted that our military leaders in Afghanistan must work more closely with Hamid Karzai, in order to "root out" and eliminate extremists who might infiltrate the Afghan resistance force. Which recently led to the deaths of two high ranking US military personnel over the Koran burnings - by an Afghan who was supposed to be working along side us and not against us. It seems there is a high likelihood that al-Qaeda and the Taliban are infiltrating the ranks of the Afghan resistance force, in order to drive a wedge between ongoing negotiations and to thwart a successful mission outcome by the US military. Which is increasingly looking less likely as time goes by. One of the highest priorities needs to be in trying to avert that scenario. With better oversight and better background checks for those applying to work within the Afghan police force, which I have termed the Afghan resistance force. It is terribly difficult to have a successful outcome when you're constantly looking over your shoulder for a possible rouge terrorist operative within the Afghan police force, who wants to shoot and kill as many Americans as he can. If "trust" is thrown out the window, it will be extremely difficult for our military personnel to work effectively with the Afghan police force. If they can't effectively work together, then there will be less likelihood of a successful outcome. Since the United States made a commitment to Hamid Karzai to train the Afghans to protect themselves and their country from Islamic terrorists, it is only reasonable that the United States keep its commitment and NOT to "cut and run" like Obama is constantly wanting to do. Nuff' said.
I'm trying not to curse...I'm trying not to curse...I'm trying not to curse...
This is despicable! The Coward in Chief better stand up for our troops.
"Perpetrators of the crime"? Listen to the NATO can you believe that they are ow doing the bidding of Islamists?
This is the end of the West.
I couldn't believe it when I heard this on Rush's program today. It's so outrageous I thought it must be a mistake. But no, sadly this president has a deep dislike for his Country and the proud men and women who serve Her.
Bless our troops.
Ok, that's it! Napalm the poppy fields, destroy all the infrastructure that WE built, poison the water, salt every growing field, then pack it in and leave, with one small exception ... Leave a 'Goldfinger' design device in the basement, somewhere in Kabul.
As CIC obama should stand in for them, this is ridiculous! Worst president ever! He needs to get out NOW!
If our guys aren't there to win, then they need to come home. May God judge the SOB's who put them in this position.
This is EASILY the most outraged and disgusted bunch of commenters I have ever read on ANY site! And with good reason! A hat tip and salute to every commenter! I had predicted rioting in the streets over this miscarrage of justice! I WAS WRONG! It has already started HERE! Kudo's to every single one of you for standing with our AMERICAN WARRIORS!
vg1, I also have never seen the collective blood boil on any site, on any topic as this one. I had to walk away from my house and try to compose myself. This situation is going to 'fundamentally change' a lot of peoples thinking. Our part in this is to let people, who wouldn't normally stay abreast of what's going on, be informed.
Amen to that, my brother! The response here is amazing! I too, have had to walk, around our orchard and fields just to let my blood pressure drop back to normal. I THINK I'm okay now!
Gino, I've checked on some of the other sites I like to visit, and the remarks are simular to here, just not quite as angry, but mighty darn close!
I'm thinking that Obama hasn't shot himself in the foot with this stupid decision, but in the head! This may well be the final nail in his coffin, and he provided it and drove it in!!
This is what happens when you let a foreign entity control your troops AND have a spineless POTUS who hates America.
Time to say the he11 with it and leave.
NATO has agreed??? And our Commander-in-Chief is silent????
I have to go contact my Congressman who sits on the House Intelligence Committee (I know ... oxymoron). Please contact your Congressman immediately. This cannot stand!!!! If Obama allows this he should be impeached for treason!!
Didn't we already have Navy Seals killed in revenge for Bin Laden's death? Why are people surprised? Obama is supporting this somehow.