The US military had a tough day in Afghanistan, with 11 soldiers and three civilians killed and three helicopters lost. In the largest incident, a CH-47 Chinook crashed as it was departing a firefight in Baghlan province (this very likely was a Chinook as there were 14 Afghan troops, 11 US troops, and 1 US civilian injured in the crash). The Taliban claimed it shot down the Chinook, but the US military said "The cause is not believed to be from enemy action."
Here is the initial report of the Chinook crash (the follow-up report provided the casualties). The three civilians killed are Drug Enforcement Agency personnel. The operation targeted drug operations:
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Meanwhile, here’s the Fifth-Columnist who can’t seem to find the time to command troops in the field or even send critically needed reinforcements, but has all the time in the world to play Charles Barkley-like golf.
And where’s the state-run news media on this obvious outrage? He has time to declare pig flu a “national emergency”, yet where are his words of comfort and reassurance of retribution for families and comrades of the dead?
Why, the answer is right here (via Weasel Zippers.com):
CBS' Mark Knoller — the unofficial documentarian and statistician of all things White House-related — wrote on his Twitter feed that, "Today-- Obama ties Pres. Bush in the number of rounds of golf played in office: 24.
Took Bush 2 yrs & 10 months."
Where’s the outrage that was heaped on President Bush for playing golf? And he was winning his war.
Here’s some more golf links-politics that Barry Hussein has time for…. bending to the demands of the National Association of Gals—N.A.G.—whose presidentrix, Terry O’Neal (with an apparent straight face), was grousing about:
"The boy's club" atmosphere at the White House, as exemplified by the president playing basketball earlier this month with 11 members of Congress and four Cabinet Secretaries -- all men.
Well what’s a failing, lying, president to do?
(For more formal photo shoots in keeping with the dignity of being a presidential advisor, Miss Barnes wears shoes.)
Finally, a president we can be proud of… and another first to Barry; the dreaded Putting Green Ceiling has been shattered. It is a wonderful moment for The One and his subjects.
OMG! Hold the presses… I just discovered the Melody Barnes is black!!!! (above). So it’s TWO more first for the TelePrompTer POTUS!… first woman, and first black duffer.
But his presidency is certainly not about race.
The Predator Update:
Where is Mr. Blackwell when you need him?
I swear to God… if this woman does not stop outraging my sense of color, fashion and layering I will publically rips my eyes out in front of the White House.
I read she was on Leno’s show (sic) the other night where she decided this ensemble was best for TV:
I remember this pattern from my grandmother’s bed spreads.
I’ve had acid trips that weren’t this jarring.
And what better to go with than orange flowers in this garden-like setting but a large, chocolate, satin bow with rhinestones?
It’s enough to make me want to say periwinkle.