October 28, 2007

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The War Continues

We have won the war in Iraq, but the war against rag-head extremists continues.  One reason I hate liberals is that they don’t get stories like this one from CNN:

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – U.S.-led coalition forces killed about 80 Taliban fighters during a six-hour battle outside a Taliban-controlled town in southern Afghanistan Saturday, the latest in a series of increasingly bloody engagements in the region, officials said.art.kabul.ap.jpg A man stands on the roof of his home and looks out over the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, at sunset Saturday.

Also Saturday, suicide bomber wearing an Afghan security uniform detonated his explosives at the entrance to a combined U.S.-Afghan base in the east of the country, killing four Afghan soldiers and a civilian, officials said.The battle near Musa Qala in Helmand province – the world’s largest poppy growing region – is at least the fifth major fight in the area since September 1. The five battles have killed more than 250 Taliban fighters, a possible sign that U.S. or British forces could be trying to wrest the area back from Taliban militants.The latest fight began when Taliban fighters attacked a combined U.S. coalition and Afghan patrol with rockets and gunfire, prompting the combined force to call in attack aircraft, which resulted in “almost seven dozen Taliban fighters killed,” the U.S.-led coalition said in a statement early Sunday.