|US Special Forces with Northern Alliance troops on horseback in 2001.|
Anti-Taliban Afghan fighters watch several explosions from U.S. bombings in the Tora Bora
mountains in Afghanistan in December 2001
Sgt William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmsir in Helmand Province of Afghanistan, in May 2008
"I would rather work as your servant, cut grass and tend to your garden than be the ruler of Afghanistan."
- - - - Yaqub Khan, (Amir of Afghanistan) to a British Viceroy in the 19th Century
It is hard to believe time has gone so very, very fast. It is also hard to believe that the leaders of the United States could screw up a war so badly.
But enough of that. There is lots of time to rip on the moronic Beltway Elite political hacks next week.
For now let us say . . . .
- Always honor the warrior.
- Always question the intelligence and motives of the leaders.
U.S. mortar team return fire during an attack by militants on Michigan Base in the Pesh Valley in
Afghanistan's Kunar Province, in August 2009
|A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines fires his weapon at Taliban fighters in Marjah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on February 22, 2010.|
A U.S. soldier with an injured ankle is helped past his burning armoured vehicle after it struck an
Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on a road in July 2010
A Salute to the Fallen
Homecoming: The reality of the war in Afghanistan was made clear in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire,
to where British soldiers were repatriated and received by crowds of mourners
|The coffins of two Swedish soldiers, Captain Johan Palmlov and Lieutenant Gunnar Andersson are unloaded from a Swedish Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft on arrival at Arna airport in Uppsala, Sweden on February 10, 2010.|
|Fallen allies from Canada.|
|The memorial service for Australian Private Tomas Dale and Private Grant Kirby, who |
were killed by an IED, is held in Afghanistan
|Two Bulgarian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.|
|Soldiers carry the coffin of Colonel Faruk Sungur, commander of Turkey's NATO force in Afghanistan, during his funeral in Ankara. Sungur is one of the two Turkish officers were killed in northern Afghanistan.|
|German allies who died in Afghanistan.|
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