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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Deadliest month in Afghanistan

Already Afghanistan is starting to look like another Vietnam. There were four US servicemen killed Thursday and this has been the worst month for some time.
According to The Wichita Eagle:

“KABUL - A U.S. service member was killed Thursday in an insurgent attack in the country's volatile south, a U.S. military official said, raising to 35 the number of American troops to die in the Afghan war this month.
Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker, a spokeswoman for the U.S. military in Kabul, said no further details could be released until the soldier's family is contacted.
July has already become the deadliest month for American and international forces since the U.S.-led invasion of 2001 toppled the Taliban from power.
Also in southern Afghanistan, Canadian forces said Thursday that its troops were involved in two shooting incidents, killing a girl and wounding three policemen.
The girl was hit by a bullet in Panjwayi district of Kandahar province late Tuesday. A Canadian patrol fired a warning shot at a motorcycle which was approaching them quickly and was not heeding their warning to stop, said Maj. Mario Couture, a spokesman for the Canadian forces.”

This should be a warning to President Barack Obama that this was will not be a picnic. It will be for his foreign policy what Iraq was for former prez. George Bush.

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