FORWARD: New York Times reports a 'pitched battle' just occurred between U.S. and Afg

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    by directorblue Doug Ross @ Journal: FORWARD: New York Times reports a 'pitched battle' just occurred between U.S. and Afghan troops

    What in hell are we doing in Afghanistan under this administration? That's a rhetorical question, because no one knows, least of all the man in the White House who has fundamentally transformed the Middle East:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AuNDSjhJY...AA6BU/iGX2EWRlMfE/s1600/120930-nyt-afghan.jpg


    Shahidullah Shahid, the spokesman for the governor in Wardak Province where the fighting occurred, said the deaths came “after a clash ensued between two sides following a misunderstanding.” An Afghan official, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to release details, said that a mortar shell had landed amid the American unit, killing a soldier and a civilian contractor and wounding several others. The Americans thought it came from a nearby Afghan National Army checkpoint on a hill overhead and attacked it with small arms and rockets, killing three and wounding three of the seven soldiers there, the official said.


    The Middle East is a disaster zone -- and with Iran moving unchecked to complete its nuclear weapons -- the reelection of Barack Obama would be a catastrophic mistake.


    Update: Obama Administration Blames “Friendly Fire” Attacks in Afghanistan on US Troops.:cool:
     

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