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Double_Tap Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 09:33 AM
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5. What you all are missing...
Is that a small group of American and Afghanistan forces, about 50 in all as I recall, held off approximately 500 Taliban who were using mortar and rocket fire on the small outpost, and attacking with approximately 100 infantry. It was the Alamo, but with a happy ending.

The Taliban thought they had an easy victory lined up, and they attacked with what should have been an overwhelming force. However, U.S. soldiers bravely fought off the attack. The fact that they lost 9 is regrettable, but comparitively light considering the level of fighting.

A disaster? Hardly. The Taliban attack was defeated. The fact that we decided to leave that area right now means nothing. There could be all sorts of reasons the troops were repositioned. If anything, it was the Taliban who had to retreat.
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  -U.S. troops abandon Afghan base where 9 troops died BareNakedLiberal  Jul-17-08 12:52 AM   #0 
  - Afghanistan is guerrilla war country. Same country that defeated the British Army and the Red Army.  Selatius   Jul-17-08 03:05 AM   #1 
  - But had the Taliban on the ropes back in 2002-2003.  damntexdem   Jul-17-08 12:20 PM   #14 
  - "Lang Vei" redux (2/6/1968)?  DemoTex   Jul-17-08 08:12 AM   #2 
  - The pro-war crowd will decry the use of the word "retreat" by the writer  Ilsa   Jul-17-08 08:34 AM   #3 
  - If they don't like 'retreat,' how about 'rout'?  damntexdem   Jul-17-08 12:22 PM   #15 
     - If it had been in Iraq, it would have been precisely as Scott Ritter had predicted five years ago. n  Ilsa   Jul-17-08 12:24 PM   #16 
  - new FoPo meme  chimpyissatan   Jul-17-08 08:36 AM   #4 
  - hey welcome to DU  BareNakedLiberal   Jul-17-08 12:11 PM   #11 
  - What you all are missing...  Double_Tap   Jul-17-08 09:33 AM   #5 
  - I didn't miss that  DS1   Jul-17-08 09:35 AM   #6 
  - Have a nice day!  LynnTheDem   Jul-17-08 09:37 AM   #8 
  - We didn't miss that at all.  blackspade   Jul-17-08 11:19 AM   #9 
  - No, I'm not missing a thing...  Robeson   Jul-17-08 11:30 AM   #10 
  - the whole of Afghanistan  BareNakedLiberal   Jul-17-08 12:12 PM   #12 
  - And the Taliban overran it.  damntexdem   Jul-17-08 12:25 PM   #17 
  - You keep believing that propaganda.......  llmart   Jul-17-08 12:40 PM   #18 
  - Happy ending, Tap-Tap?  DemoTex   Jul-17-08 12:55 PM   #19 
  - I'd love to here that "happy" guy tell the parents of those soldiers how happy it was.  file83   Jul-18-08 01:17 AM   #22 
  - You can win all the battles and still lose the war. The Taliban scored a propaganda victory.  Selatius   Jul-17-08 05:05 PM   #20 
  - "Abandoned" = retreat  New Dawn   Jul-18-08 01:22 AM   #23 
  - Remember the Alamo  JoFerret   Jul-18-08 11:38 AM   #24 
  - "The Taliban is no longer in existance". -George W. bUsh  LynnTheDem   Jul-17-08 09:35 AM   #7 
  - Abandon? They were chased out.  damntexdem   Jul-17-08 12:16 PM   #13 
  - "Mission accomplished!" nt  bemildred   Jul-17-08 06:50 PM   #21 
 

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