The War in Afghanistan seems to be intensifying after our first loss in major fighting has left many beneficial our efforts there have been. The Taliban seems alive and well, adapting to military concepts, and carrying out fanatical attacks against their current Western occupiers with the same ferociousness that fueled their efforts at ousting Soviet Occupiers in the 1980's.
A flurry of articles have been published since the one in question, with a concerted effort at minimizing the attack. Everything from the fact the base was allegedly built only three days ago to the fact that insurgents only breached the first level of the base. That's asinine. How is a remote base built only three days ago going to have multi-levels that can be breached by manpower? And how remote could it have been if U.S. military gunships arrived within minutes to fight back the rebels?
Also, the numbers are damning. 40 militants dead, with nine U.S. soldiers dead and fifteen injured. For a guerrilla army charging a U.S. military installation, protected by twenty-first-century military air-cover...someone's fibbin'.
It doesn't please me that my countrymen are falling in combat in foreign lands, but I vocally oppose our presence there and I also believe our media is LYING to us.
With 150 banks on the verge of failure, horrible unemployment, and a lunatic president that's just authorized off-shore drilling, we have plenty on our plate to deal with than occupying foreign countries. Imagine all the troops and resources we have in Iraq and Afghanistan having been available for disaster relief in New Orleans, imagine how many lives we could have saved! Imagine what the Army Corps. of Engineers could have done, had our president used the military for the betterment, not the downfall of the people (take a lesson from Cuba!).