NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

Friday, January 20, 2012

While we are distracted by the circus of the GOP political race, the war continues in Afghanistan, and we have several tragic stories out of that country this morning. A NATO helicopter crashed in Afghanistan last night killing six service members. The cause is still being investigated. Also this morning. An Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops, leading French President Nicolas Sarkozy to suspend its training programs in Afghanistan. Matt Rosenberg is a reporter for our partner The New York Times.

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Matthew Rosenberg

Comments [3]

The news media and related venues don't care about the war anymore.

The people see it more in movies than on the TV news.

Jan. 20 2012 10:16 AM
listener

Interesting point, except the host said "distracted by the ins and outs of the GOP race." She never said circus.

Jan. 20 2012 09:37 AM
listener

"While we are distracted by the circus of the GOP political race..."

That "circus" is called electoral politics in a Republic and free society which apparently some have unvarnished contempt for but the Commander-in-Chief literally singing for money from the "one percent" at fund raiser so he can keep power while soldiers he commands fall in battle is not considered a circus and gets gushing praise.
Welcome to the blatant double standard the media has presented for the nation in the 2012 Presidential election.

Jan. 20 2012 09:13 AM

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