Saturday, August 06, 2011

Helicopter downed in Afghanistan, 31 special forces killed

This is utterly awful, in addition to the loss to their families. These spec warriors and their accumulate­d battlefiel­d savvy are not going to be replaced anytime soon. Just awful....

At one point during the '04 campaign, John Kerry declared that he would double the number of our special forces. How? The graduation rate of those training courses is about 30%, I've heard. This is truly a terrible loss for America's military. I just hope that this was some peasant who got off a lucky shot with an RPG. If the Taliban was able to interdict a spec-op mission, in revenge for the death of Osama bin Laden, that's scary.