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Attacks In Afghanistan Up 80 Percent Since Obama Became President

Posted by Casey on June 5, 2009

Does anyone else notice a significant lack of media coverage on this? Every time a soldier got a scratch on their arm under Bush the MSM was all over it. It would have been a feeding frenzy right now if Bush were still in office with calls for exit strategies, claims of not caring about our troops, etc.
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Insurgent use of roadside bombs in Afghanistan has surged 80 percent this year as they remain the No. l killer of foreign troops, a NATO official said Thursday.

The increase since the corresponding period last year includes bombs that detonated or were found by troops before they could explode, said Canadian Brig. Gen. Richard Blanchette, a spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force.

“This is very serious business for us,” Blanchette told AP Broadcast in an interview from Kabul, Afghanistan.

Roadside bombs have been the primary killer in both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Last year, improvised devices and other roadside explosives killed 172 U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan. At least 31 American soldiers have been killed by roadside bombs this year, according to the Defense Department.

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