I am officially crying ,”Uncle”. The blood flow is just partially stemmed from that S&P downgrade haymaker from yesterday, now we get kicked in the nuts, I suppose someone will run over my dog next:
A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.
The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday. It said wreckage of the craft was strewn at the scene. A senior U.S. administration official in Washington said the craft was apparently shot down by insurgents. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the crash is still being investigated.
This is just awful and in retrospect, I got nothin’, I’m numb.
I don’t think it is appropriate to turn this news into any anti Afghan war rant, anything negative about Pakistan and their terrorist coddling ways, or any circumspection on why we are still wasting money and precious lives in that shit hole.
I will say a prayer for the families, hug my own, and tonight will consume a few adult beverages.