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U.S. Deaths Reach A Record High In Afghanistan

By Ann Scott Tyson and Greg Jaffe
Washington Post Staff Writers

GARMSIR, Afghanistan, July 21 -- U.S. deaths in Afghanistan have surged to a record high this month and are likely to remain elevated as American and NATO forces settle into outposts in southern Afghan villages and cities where Taliban forces have traditionally been the strongest.

The rising death toll comes as the country prepares for a presidential election next month, and could erode U.S. public support for a war that is already among the longest in U.S. history.

"This is probably the new normal," said Seth G. Jones, an analyst for the Rand Corp. and author of a new book on the U.S. military's nearly eight-year-old war in Afghanistan. "I'd actually be shocked if casualties didn't continue to increase."

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Got God Gang

excuse me me me me while i make some

( ( ( ( noise ) ) ) ) in and out, my balcony is the fire escape two columns in view eye(s) open vcu thinking about a country song this ain't love shack it's my tool shed all about love turnin' to hate verse one, what are we fighting for, don't know don't giva a d.......this ain't vietnam the enemy is here on my father's land...... new song more later......

verse two Jesus said
" it's not what goes in the mouth that defilieth man but what comes out of his mouth "

this iz not a white XflagX i'm not skeered

more later....

Posted by: wjkx999 | July 23, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Only respectful way out of Afghanistan is to declare an open war with Pakistan and Iran. If USA and Nato doesn't have the guts they must pack up; the sooner the better.

Posted by: shahjahanbhatti1 | July 24, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

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