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Old 04-27-2011, 12:17 PM  
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A War Two-Thirds of Us Oppose

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Look at the recent poll numbers:

By 73% to 21% Americans say: withdraw a substantial number of U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan this summer -- ABC/Washington Post
By 63% to 30% Americans want complete withdrawal -- Bloomberg
By 72% to 25% Americans want to speed up the withdrawal -- USA Today / Gallup
By 53% to 39% Americans say U.S. troops should not be involved in Afghanistan -- CBS
By 50% to 44% Americans say: remove all troops ASAP -- Pew
By 64% to 31% Americans say the war has not been worth fighting -- ABC / Washington Post
By 58% to 40% Americans oppose the war -- CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
In contrast, last month only 22.5% of House members voted for withdrawal by the end of 2011.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:05 PM  
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9 Americans killed when Afghan pilot opens fire at Kabul airport
The Taliban claims responsibility for the attack, in which eight U.S. troops and an American contractor are killed. The gunman dies when NATO forces return fire.
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan? Eight U.S. troops and an American contractor were killed early Wednesday when a veteran Afghan military pilot opened fire on trainers during a meeting in a military compound near Kabul International Airport.

The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility in what it said was the latest attack by an insurgent infiltrator.

The pilot began shooting during a meeting in the operations room of the Afghan National Army Air Corps building about 10 a.m. after having an argument with a foreign colleague, targeting foreign instructors and advisors, according to statements released by NATO and Afghan officials.

Afghan security forces heard the shots and surrounded the building, storming inside even as other officers leapt from the building's second floor, according to Col. Bahader, the Afghan army's spokesman at the airport, who goes by one name. None of the Afghan personnel died in the attack, he said.

Inside the building, NATO forces returned fire, killing the attacker, Afghan officials said. A NATO soldier and five Afghan Air Force troops were wounded in the gunfight, officials said. A NATO quick-reaction force responded to the scene, and alliance and Afghan officials were still investigating late Wednesday.
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The pilot, Ahmad Gul Sahebi, 48, was from the Tarakhail district of Kabul province and had served in the Afghan army for decades, according to a man who claimed to be his brother.

Dr. Hassan Sahebi, a Kabul neurologist, described his brother as a dedicated soldier who was not affiliated with the Taliban or other insurgents. He said in a telephone interview that his brother had been wounded four or five times in the line of duty and was once so severely injured when his plane crashed that he had to be operated on 22 times.

"My brother was a little depressed recently, but he had served with Afghanistan's national army for 20 years," Sahebi said. Earlier, in a television interview, Sahebi said the pilot had recently been forced to sell his home. "He loved his country and his people. ? He was a good man."

A Taliban spokesman offered a different account of the attack.

He claimed the shooter he called Azizullah was an insurgent from Kabul's conservative Arzan Qimat neighborhood on the city's outskirts who succeeded in posing as a pilot with help from Afghan security forces and died when he ran out of bullets.

"The Afghan Air Force Corps officers fully helped the suicide attacker to get in and start shooting at [Afghan] and foreign soldiers," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.
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war is just too profitable to let it end
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Well Obama personally killed Osama so there is no point in us being there anymore, is there?
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