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100 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan, Where is the Outrage?

May 7, 2009

  Afghanistan officials are claiming that United States air strikes have killed between 100 and 200 civilians including scores of women and children. General David McKiernan is asking for American citizens and officials not to jump to conclusions because the Taliban may actually be responsible for the deaths.

  The strange thing is that nobody is jumping to conclusions. The reason I find this strange is because many of our legislators have made a career of jumping to conclusions about the United States military over the last six years. But that is not the case now that Afghanistan and the troop surge there belongs to the current president and not President Bush.

    John Murtha did not have a problem jumping to a conclusion when the Haditha marines were accused of murder; he called them cold blooded killers before any one of them ever had a chance in court. The marines have been cleared of any wrongdoing while John Murtha has never apologized.

  During the 2004 presidential campaign John Kerry accused US troops of TERRORIZING Iraqi families in the dead of night.

  When rumors of abuses at GITMO first came to light Dick Durbin jumped to conclusions and compared United States soldiers and their treatment of detainees to Pol Pot, Nazis, and gulags.

  Those are just three of the most despicable examples of people who jumped to conclusions for political reasons. These people were perfectly willing to throw American troops under the bus, they were perfectly willing to slander American troops to discredit the Bush administration and undermine the war effort.

  But now these same people are strangely silent. There is nobody jumping to conclusions, and there shouldn’t be, but there can only be one explanation why these people, who were so adamant and vocal about the abuses and horrors that they claimed American troops were perpetrating just a few years ago, are so silent now when there is a claim that American air strikes killed women and children. It all has to do with who is in the White House. These same people wouldn’t dare to slander our troops now that a Democrat is calling the shots.

  These people have shown us their true character, and it isn’t pretty. To put politics above our troops was disgraceful, now that they are saying nothing they have been exposed for the hypocrites and political whores that they are.

  Their silence is deafening.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2009 9:23 pm

    yeah… funny isn’t it.

    I suspect that not all of these civilian deaths are actually at the hands of our troops. I would not put it past the Taliban to kill civilians and then frame our troops for it.


  2. Deb permalink
    May 8, 2009 7:47 am

    Oh yes. Now that this is “Obama’s war” it must have been the taliban. We must not tarnish the messiah. No way in heck there could be any collateral damage on BHO’s watch. RRRIIIIGGGGHHTTT………..


  3. May 8, 2009 10:24 am

    You know, I was wondering the same thing. It is amazing how much of a double-standard exists when it comes to BHO!


    • May 10, 2009 11:19 pm

      Funny how the media doesn’t go after Obama on this isn’t it? They also don’t seem to mention that since Obama released the harsh interrogation memos violence seems to have spiked in the middle east. Maybe I will have to do a post on that.


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