In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 file photo, Sue Funderburk holds a U.S. flag as she pays her respects for Marine Staff Sgt. Greg Copes of Lynch Station,Va. as the procession for his funeral heads to his burial site in Altavista, Va. So far, 1,980 American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. A recent surge of insider attacks by Afghan security forces has claimed the lives of 51 allied soldiers, according to a report by the Brookings Institution. (AP)

A group of US Senators blamed the insider attacks in Afghanistan on Obama’s senseless withdrawal strategy.
Stripes.com reported, via Free Republic:

A group of US senators on Wednesday said they feared US efforts to draw down military forces in Afghanistan had contributed to “insider attacks” by Afghans on NATO troops and called for a suspension of troop withdrawals.

“In light of the tragic recent attacks on US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, we understand and respect the rationale for scaling back combined operations between coalition and Afghan troops,” wrote John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham in a joint statement.

“However, we also believe this decision raises questions about the broader strategy that the Obama administration has been pursuing in this conflict, especially with respect to its timetable for drawing down our military forces in Afghanistan.”

They said conditions in Afghanistan warranted “an immediate suspension” of US troop withdrawals to allow commanders to evaluate how to proceed. A rush to handover security to Afghan forces had contributed to so-called “green on blue” attacks on NATO troops, they alleged.

So far this year, there have been 37 insider attacks in Afghanistan, killing 51 international service members. In August there were at least 12 insider attacks leaving 15 dead.

 

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  1. I find this rather reminiscent of Vietnam . . .

  2. Hey, healing the planet takes time….nobody can do it in 4 years ya know.

  3. maybe even on the wussifier n’ chief his self. not our fault that o’dumpster was a ok with his drones representing him as the second coming.

  4. Who cares? Enough is enough… I believe any and all soldiers would do better to police our violent streets here at home instead of adding to the bill the governnment has to pay the likes of Halliburton and other evil defense/installation contractors. I offer this respectfully to my right-wing brethren.

  5. Pull all troops home now…send biden and odumb$hit to talk it over with his mooslum bros….

  6. Good grief! This isn’t a case requiring a Sherlock Holmes.

    Killing an infidel is the surest ticket to paradise Islam offers. Islam says kill ‘em if you got ‘em. Infidels – our armed forces – are in-country, local, and easy tickets right now.

    TICKETS! TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE! GET ‘EM WHILE THERE HOT!

    What is mysterious about that?

  7. The three men on a couch want to leave more Americans in Afghanistan so they can be told they re not sensitive enough to Islamism and they need to pay with their lives.
    McCain, Graham, and Lieberman do not give a damn that Americans are murdered because Ramadan fasting causes stress and American soldiers blow their nose in front of the Muslim.

  8. For me there is no more powerful symbol of American Patriotism than this picture of a lone woman holding the Stars and Stripes on the side of the road as a fallen Marine’s funeral passes by.

    The picture hurts yet makes me proud to be an American.

  9. The whole thing was ill-advised.





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