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Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:30 PM EDT
In a news release, the Department of Defense said the deaths occurred in Kandahar province by "small arms fire by an individual from a military security group."
The slayings bring to nine the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed by rogue Afghan security force members, whether uniformed or private security contractors, in the past two months.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Well here is the rub, Internationally and domestically we are trying to sell the war in Afghanistan as something that the Afghanis want, to get rid of the Taliban to have American 'democracy' and shopping malls, and super highways etc. etc.
So to dress that pig up and put some lipstick on it, you have to pay lip service to the notion by paying Afghans to prop up the Karzai regime.
Problem is our failed open ended occupation strategy has killed so many civilians that the people on whole who actually live there do want to get rid of our troops the only way they ever seem to decide to leave and that's in body bags.
We don't belong in Afghanistan and aren't doing anything but creating an endless stream of enemies and bad blood in the process.
Not to mention bankrupting the nation morally and financially in the process, while generally making most moral people the world over fear our government and question our intelligence and integrity for supporting it and allowing these endless wars for control of resources to be carried out in our name.
It is what it is, and the best solution to not having our troops killed in foreign lands where they don't belong is to not have them in those foreign lands where they don't belong.