News is bad out of Afghanistan this morning

Via The New York Times:

KabulAt least 13 American soldiers were among more than 20 people killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an armored NATO shuttle bus in Kabul on Saturday, a Western military official confirmed.

It was the worst loss of life among American troops in the capital in several years.

The attack on the bus, known as a Rhino because of its heavy armor, took place in front of the American University on a route often traveled by military trainers from NATO bases in downtown Kabul to the Kabul Military Training Center. At least eight civilians were reported among the dead, including three Afghan police officers and two children.

A military dog was also killed, the military official said.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility, saying that a suicide bomber named Abdul Rahman Hazarbos drove a truck with 1,500 pounds of explosives into a bus carrying foreign military trainers, killing all aboard. He claimed 25 NATO soldiers were killed in all.

We have leadership in this country not committed to the mission, not committed to America’s best interests, not committed to the ideal that what America offers the world is worth offering… it’s time to bring our people home.

With Obama at the helm, it’s past time.


Posted by on October 29, 2011.
Filed under Afghanistan, Breaking News, War On Terror.
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  • retired.military

    You will never hear the left decry American military lives lost with Obama at the helm nor will Obama ever be blamed.

  • Anonymous

    I get tired of the deaths of soldiers being used as a fulcrum to leverage the “get out now” meme.  I believe it trivializes warrior’s sacrifices and ignores what war is about.

    Plus it is EXACTLY what the enemy wants you to say.

  • Anonymous

    I can only hope that some good comes out of this.  I hope the families of the fallen will be able to visit Kabul in peace in 10 years or less.

  • OTIS the hand

    This is always horrible news. God bless them and their families.