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Obama expresses sorrow for 31 US troops killed in Afghan crash
The Hill ^ | August 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 08/06/2011 9:27:08 AM PDT by yoe

President Obama praised the sacrifice of 31 U.S. troops who died early Saturday morning in helicopter crash in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

The Taliban has claimed it shot down the aircraft with a rocket-propelled grenade. Seven Afghan soldiers on board the helicopter also died.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the Americans who were lost earlier today in Afghanistan,” Obama said in a statement. “Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan.”

Obama said their deaths would be not be in vain.

“We will draw inspiration from their lives, and continue the work of securing our country and standing up for the values that they embodied,” he said.

ABC News reported the crash killed as many as 25 Navy Seals, the elite force that specializes in commando raids, such as the one that killed Osama bin Laden earlier this year.

It is the most casualties American forces have suffered in a single day in Afghanistan.

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Read carefully Obama's words - they are beyond trite.

The Taliban and al-Qeada fight by their tribal Machiavellian rules while our men and women fight according to Washington's Political Rules of Engagement laced with the Geneva Convention. Rules written for wars of a different generation and time. Our enemy is being aided and abetted in part by Pakistan and Iran...American taxpayers aid Pakistan via our Congress who still votes aid to that rogue country while American politicians and special interests are propping up Hamid Karzai, a puppet playing all sides....Congress and our (Armed Services Committee)....write them and demand we let our warriors fight the good fight....31 of America's finest killed by American Rules of Engagement....and the liberal media who would exploit the killing of any enemy 'civilian'......

1 posted on 08/06/2011 9:27:11 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Im so sick of this son of a commie whore I could vomit. This idiot has ruined this nation, god help us.


2 posted on 08/06/2011 9:29:08 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: yoe

Obama? Sorrow for the troops?

Must be election season.


3 posted on 08/06/2011 9:30:35 AM PDT by hattend (As always... FUJM.)
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To: yoe
25 Navy Seals

Which they'll claim as glorious revenge for the killing of OBL.

4 posted on 08/06/2011 9:30:44 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: yoe
B. Obama, Our President of Sorrows.
5 posted on 08/06/2011 9:32:12 AM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: yoe

I wish this was not posted it is disrespect to these soldiers and seals to have his name any where near this. It makes me sick.


6 posted on 08/06/2011 9:32:37 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: yoe

You’ll never win a war when you allow a bunch of buffoons in Washington to write the rules on how the war will be fought. That’s the military’s job. The bastards in Congress killed these soldiers. Unfortunately, it has always been that way. Our government has always killed more American soldiers, sailors and airmen than the enemy has. IMHO.


7 posted on 08/06/2011 9:34:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

The AP is reporting they were from SEAL Team 6.


8 posted on 08/06/2011 9:34:50 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: yoe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2360646/posts


9 posted on 08/06/2011 9:36:20 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: yoe
HØssein, you marxist filth:


10 posted on 08/06/2011 9:36:32 AM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: yoe

In exactly the same spirit I express my well wishes for President Obama and his entire administration on his 50th birthday; may he have many more.


11 posted on 08/06/2011 9:36:48 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: yoe

Did he do it in between bites of cake?


12 posted on 08/06/2011 9:37:38 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: yoe

This POS p-resident makes me wanna puke. I cannot stand his stupid, lying face either..


13 posted on 08/06/2011 9:37:44 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: yoe

“Obama’s words - they are beyond trite.”

Absolutely. He was much more passionate when he wrote in “Audacity Of Hope” that when “an ill wind blows”, he’ll “stand with the Muslims”. I actually believe that statement as opposed to any sympathetic statement regarding lost American soldiers.


14 posted on 08/06/2011 9:37:56 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("I know that God's tomorrow will be better than today!" A. H. Ackley)
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To: yoe
Obama expresses laughter for 31 US troops killed in Afghan crash!

Truth in reporting!

Zero and his muzzie brothers are all celebrating, with dance and music!

15 posted on 08/06/2011 9:37:56 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: kristinn

The AP is reporting they were from SEAL Team 6.

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If true, how very Clintonian.


16 posted on 08/06/2011 9:38:11 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: yoe

This is just like Al Capone sending a wreath to the funeral of somebody he had murdered.


17 posted on 08/06/2011 9:39:33 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: kristinn

Yep....25 special ops troops out of 38 on the copter.


18 posted on 08/06/2011 9:39:50 AM PDT by caww
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To: yoe
He is a liar..this reminds me of an email I got today,it tells how Obama is a liar and it comes from Wild Bill A law man..Please watch all the way through..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5INFAuM1xI&feature=youtu.be

19 posted on 08/06/2011 9:39:54 AM PDT by PLD
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To: yoe

was this before, after or during one of his birthday, campaign fund raisers???


20 posted on 08/06/2011 9:39:59 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Psalm 144; Travis McGee
Just heard it on Fox....SEALs Team 6.....
21 posted on 08/06/2011 9:40:10 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: All
MORE THAN 20 NAVY SEALS FROM UNIT THAT KILLED BIN LADEN DIED IN AFGHAN CHOPPER ATTACK
22 posted on 08/06/2011 9:40:54 AM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: kristinn

Seems like it could be an inside job, and if so, likely with intel given by Afghan troops to disclose the flight pattern/location of Seal Team 6.


23 posted on 08/06/2011 9:45:35 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: yoe

Please let this not be true. God help our country.

I don’t think Obama has ever come out this quickly to give condolences for our loss.


24 posted on 08/06/2011 9:45:48 AM PDT by swheats (America, America God shed His grace on thee.)
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To: yoe

Anybody who can send thousands of guns over the border to try to justify gun control could also be behind something like this to get the US credit downgrade off the front page.


25 posted on 08/06/2011 9:47:21 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: yoe

ABC News reported the crash killed as many as 25 Navy Seals, the elite force that specializes in commando raids, *such as* the one that killed Osama


26 posted on 08/06/2011 9:47:41 AM PDT by omega4179 (Hope for Change)
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To: tsowellfan
Worth repeating:

Anybody who can send thousands of guns over the border to try to justify gun control could also be behind something like this to get the US credit downgrade off the front page.

27 posted on 08/06/2011 9:51:11 AM PDT by null and void (Day 926. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: yoe
My thoughts and prayers

Prayers?? Barky offered prayers?? Screech! Separation of church and state!! Impeach him!!

28 posted on 08/06/2011 9:52:19 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: yoe

FUBO!


29 posted on 08/06/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yoe
If your big fat kenyan marxist mouth had stayed shut about SEAL TEAM SIX... you political wh0re... these men would still be alive. You are responsible obama... FU and the wh0re that hatched you!

LLS

30 posted on 08/06/2011 9:53:16 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (juan mccain certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: yoe
Obammy IS love....


31 posted on 08/06/2011 9:53:56 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: yoe

32 posted on 08/06/2011 9:57:25 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: yoe

Bah. He truly does. not. care.

Period.


33 posted on 08/06/2011 10:06:36 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN, SARAH....R U N!!)
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To: paratrooper82
"Mr. President, the 31 US troops were killed in Afghanistan"

Obama: "Has the US credit downgrade story moved to page two yet?"

34 posted on 08/06/2011 10:08:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: yoe

35 posted on 08/06/2011 10:09:46 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: yoe

Hey Obama, you claimed full responsibility for OBL killing. If that is the case, you are just as responsible for this event.


36 posted on 08/06/2011 10:09:55 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: kristinn

I should not say what I am thinking


37 posted on 08/06/2011 10:11:05 AM PDT by winodog
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To: libstripper

“This is just like Al Capone sending a wreath to the funeral of somebody he had murdered.”

EXACTLY what I thought. Dead men tell no tales. I am sick over the thought of all those good and brave men wiped out and shudder that it was deliberate a la Ron Brown, Vince Foster.


38 posted on 08/06/2011 10:11:11 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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I don’t believe a word the man says.


39 posted on 08/06/2011 10:14:23 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: yoe

Lets see whether he will play Golf or another Party today and tomorrow.


40 posted on 08/06/2011 10:16:43 AM PDT by jennychase
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To: paratrooper82

This is obama’s gift to the muslims for ramadan. Sad that I would think that about a U.S. president and really mean it.


41 posted on 08/06/2011 10:17:42 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: yoe
...and continue the work of securing our country...

Our country? You're not doing anything to secure our country. Open borders, still, arming Mexican drug cartels, suing states trying to defend against illegal alien invaders, trashing our economy in historic style ...

42 posted on 08/06/2011 10:20:11 AM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: yoe

Drudge has it that the copter was shot down. Was it a crash?


43 posted on 08/06/2011 10:21:37 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: yoe

Party On Bro Barry!..., the Champagne is getting warm and the Kobe Beef cold! More hip-hop! More everything! Let’s Party!


44 posted on 08/06/2011 10:25:10 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Terry Mross
We're all Oathkeepers now.


45 posted on 08/06/2011 10:26:02 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: MayflowerMadam
"...when he wrote in “Audacity Of Hope”"

Obama wrote very little of that book....Bill Ayers was his ghost writer.

46 posted on 08/06/2011 10:28:12 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

He’s probably just bummed out we didn’t lose a C-130.


47 posted on 08/06/2011 10:29:07 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: MARKUSPRIME
I couldn’t have said better!
48 posted on 08/06/2011 10:30:34 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: VanDeKoik

49 posted on 08/06/2011 10:34:58 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: tomkat

FUBO!!!


50 posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:35 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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