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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 05:38 PM
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G. I. Killed By Mine In Afghanistan
(AP) A U.S. soldier died and nine others were wounded when an anti-tank mine exploded underneath their Humvee in eastern Afghanistan, the military said Saturday.

Investigators were trying to determine whether the mine, which exploded Friday, was targeted at the U.S. patrol or was one of the many unexploded munitions that litter Afghanistan after more than two decades of war.

"It's hard to tell if it was a deliberate attack or just a leftover mine," U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty said.

Four of the wounded Americans were treated at the scene while a helicopter evacuated the others to a hospital in Bagram, at the main U.S. base in the country. Two were later flown to an American military hospital in Germany for treatment, Hilferty said.


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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 06:58 PM
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1. 2 years and 5 months...how long will this Afganistan war go on ?
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mobuto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:34 PM
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3. As long as is necessary
But the real question is why we still, after two years, have not committed the forces necessary to defeat the terrorist-enabling warlords who would do us ill.

And why, after two years, have we still not forced Pakistan to let us go after Al Qaeda and its ilk in the tribal areas of that country?

Its because this Administration has no idea how to protect America's National Security.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:01 PM
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2. Iraq oil grab prevented us from getting Afghanistan under control
RIP poor soldier.
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