Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hardcoreness

Here's an excerpt from an ominous tale of massive Taliban attack on a US outpost in Afghnistan from Stars and Stripes.

"I’ve never seen the enemy do anything like that," said Walker, who was medically evacuated off the FOB in one of the first helicopters to arrive. "It’s usually three RPGs, some sporadic fire and then they’re gone … I don’t where they got all those RPGs. That was crazy."

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"Normal humans [don't fight like] that. You’re not supposed to do that — getting up and firing back when everything around you is popping and whizzing and trees, branches coming down and sandbags exploding and RPGs coming in over your head … It was a fistfight then, and those guys held ’ em off."

Stafford offered a guess as to why his fellow soldiers fought so hard.

"Just hardcoreness I guess," he said. "Just guys kicking ass, basically. Just making sure that we look scary enough that you don’t want to come in and try to get us." |Soldiers recount deadly attack on Afghanistan outpost - Stars and Stripes|
I think it's absolutely criminal the way Bush took his eye off the ball in Afghanistan so he could make a clusterfuck out of Iraq.

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