US troops were just “airraiding villages and killing innocent civilians”?

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  1. Capitalist
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    Wired.com reported:
    The U.S. and its allies have unleashed a massive air campaign in Afghanistan, launching missiles and bombs from the sky at a rate rarely seen since the war’s earliest days. In October alone, NATO planes fired their weapons on 1,000 separate missions, U.S. Air Force statistics provided to Danger Room show. Since Gen. David Petraeus took command of the war effort in late June, coalition aircraft have flown 2,600 attack sorties. That’s 50% more than they did during the same period in 2009. Not surprisingly, civilian casualties are on the rise, as well.
    NATO officials say the increase in air attacks is simply a natural outgrowth of a more aggressive campaign to push militants out of their strongholds in southern Afghanistan. “Simply put, our air strikes have increased because our operations have increased. We’ve made a concentrated effort in the south to clear out the insurgency and therefore have increased our number of troops on the ground and aircraft to support them in this effort,” Lt. Nicole Schwegman, a NATO spokesperson, tells Danger Room.
    On the other hand, some outside observers believe the strikes are part of an attempt to soften up the insurgency before negotiations with them begin in earnest. But one thing is clear: it’s a strategy Petraeus has used before. Once he took over the Iraq war effort, air strikes jumped nearly sevenfold.






    You leftists are completely silent about this escalation in air-raids…
    After all, there’s a far left democrat in the White House, right.

     
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    He is middle not far left.


    You do remember that the IRAQ war was the one we were lied into and not Afganistan right?
     
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    He is middle not far left.


    Now that is funny. Middle of the left field bleachers.
     
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    He's only 'middle' if the line got move waaaaaaay further left.
     
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    Dont mess with Obama, he will take it to the hood. Gang style.

    I bet he bombs and thus kills children on a bridge just like Bill Clinton did.

    Liberals are mean as hell in war, a black liberal, I have a bit of a stereotype when I think of blacks and violence, they are great fighters, like when Tyson bit off Holyfield's ear.

    I feel awful for the children when liberals go to war.
     
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    You do remember all the prominent Democrats who passed a resolution to remove Saddam Husein from power before Bush came into office.. right?
     
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    Obama = Bush on crack.
     
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    Where's Code Pink?

    Last I saw or heard from them they were protesting the use of air conditioners.

    Ah, when its a liberal President killing innocents the left never give a shit.

    Hypocrisy thy name is Democrat.
     
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    So collateral damage was okay during the Iraq war, but isn't supposed to occur in Afghanistan? Got it.

    And by the way, why didn't you put this in the AFGHANISTAN topic where it belongs?
     

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