Sunday, June 17, 2007

Bus Bombing Kills at Least 35 in Afghan Capital

An enormous bomb ripped through a police academy bus at Kabul's busiest transportation hub Sunday, killing at least 35 people in the deadliest insurgent attack in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
Sunday's attack is the deadliest by insurgents since the fall of the Taliban. In September 2002, 30 people were killed and 167 wounded in a Kabul car bombing. In February, a suicide bomber detonated explosives himself outside the main U.S. base at Bagram Air Field, killing 23 people, during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney.
We must all remember that the increased violence in Afghanistan is the result of the War in Iraq and our redeployment of troops from Afghanistan to Iraq.

Did no one in the White House envision this result for Afghanistan? How can anything this adminstration say be taken seriously when everything they have touched has led to even greater disaster? The War in Iraq has been a recruitment tool for terrorists for the next generation. We promised the people of Afghanistan a better life when we removed the Taliban yet the Taliban is now back in control of whole areas of the country.

How can anyone respect our military might when we can not control two third world countries? Our foreign policy has been a complete disaster and has made us less safe as a result.

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