View Full Version : Obama, GOP leaders express sorrow over Afghan war’s deadliest incident

08-07-2011, 03:18 AM
America’s political leaders expressed sadness Saturday over the deaths of 31 American servicemen who were aboard a helicopter shot down in eastern Afghanistan.

Among the dead are at least 20 Navy SEALs from SEAL Team Six, the unit that carried out the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan earlier this year, sources informed the Associated Press.

President Obama said in a statement: “Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families.”

“At this difficult hour,” Obama declared, “all Americans are united in support of our men and women in uniform who serve so that we can live in freedom and security.”.

Speaker of the House John Boehner said in a statement, “On this darkest day of a dark conflict, our nation mourns the tragic loss of these courageous Americans, who gave their lives for the cause of freedom. We grieve with the families of all of the fallen, and pray they may find peace.”

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This is really upsetting. These guys were real heroes. My heart and prayers go out to their families. Losing a single SEAL is a tragedy, losing 20 because some jihadist fuck got lucky and brought down the CH-47 the SEALs were in is a nightmare. Some of these SEALs could very well have been involved in sending Osama bin Laden to hell. If Obama doesn't ramp it up over there and show these Taliban fucks that they can't strike at us like this without serious, unbearable retribution, then I hope he ends up in the very same Osama bin Laden is currently enjoying.