Monday, August 22, 2005
Operation Whoop Ass!
Marines and Afghan forces killed more than 40 suspected militants in an operation against insurgents who had inflicted the deadliest blow to American forces since the Taliban’s ouster, a military spokesman said Monday.
“It was successful,” Lt. Col. Jerry O’Hara told The Associated Press. “We had over 29 separate engagements with enemy forces that resulted in more than 40 enemy killed in action and many others wounded.”
O’Hara also announced that a separate three-day battle from Aug. 7-10 in southern Zabul province’s Daychopan district left a total of 65 suspected militants dead. The military had previously reported that 16 rebels had been killed.
I bet FOXNEWS will be the only ones to cover the retake of that valley in Afghanistan where the Navy Seals were killed. Now keep pushing into Pakistan and get this over with!
What's more, there was no "bailing." We had 10,000 troops there in 2003, we have 17,000 today.
The attention of this administration and our nation has moved on. Afghanistan will need long term financial and political support and we will not be in a position to do that given our commitment to Iraq. Basically, I feel we greatly decreased our chances and level of success in Afghanistan by fighting an unnecessary war in Iraq.
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