This two word sentence was uttered yesterday by the President of the United States, not as a question, as posed here, but rather as a statement of some sort of aberrant, sick fact. To what does he refer? The not many is how many he says have been killed in Afghanistan of late. So I did some checking on this not many assertion.

Here’s what I found: 2019, 12 men and women in uniform were killed in Afghanistan; and then before the conditional peace was signed into being on February 29th of this year there were two more Americans killed in only two months.  That’s 14 flag-draped coffins, 14 families who have lost their sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, husbands or wives, moms or dads. Fourteen. But what really tore a hole in my heart was the Glenn Kirschner piece from early this morning:

Trump’s Response to Putin’s Bounty on US Troops – “There Have Not Been Many Attacks on Us:”

It’s approximately eight minutes long, and in it Glenn features a few of the outraged tweets from folks who’d heard and were responding to Trump’s “not many” statement.  The one that puts this depravity where it belongs came from a mom named Maria, whose son was killed in Afghanistan: she says I have a shirt with a bullet hole in it. Not many is irrelevant certainly, one life is too many, but it also demonstrates this president’s callous disregard for the life blood of our fighting men and women. Period.

Beau, of the Fifth Column, was as outraged as Kirschner was:

And so far today, at least from the morning shows I’ve tried to catch, CRICKETS  from the feckless, useless monster in the White House. Well, at least crickets regarding this news story as credible. Instead this is what we get: It’s maybe fake; or its fake news; or it wasn’t deemed credible so it wasn’t brought to my attention. Today reporters continue to dig and it is as clear as the noses on our faces they will get to the truth; and this truth will not be pretty, it will be ugly and it will be, one hopes, the final nail in Trump’s re-election coffin.

 

 

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Tin woman1
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I hope to hear more soon.

Cherl Harrell
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They need to keep digging until all of it is exposed. I certainly hope, as you do, this is the final nail in his presidency.

Bareshark
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Be assured that they’ve no incentive to stop at this point.

blueman
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The NYT and the AP have both come out in last few hours with more information on this latest bit of treason. The AP’s story states Trump knew about the bounty almost a year and a half ago. This story has not just made me angry, it has made me sick.

Ursula Faw
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So we’ve got AP, NYT, WaPo, WSJ, and CNN — and Trump is going to call them all fake news, I guess.

dana fairfield
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Of course, “not many” was one of Trump’s usual tone-deaf comments. Of course, each death is heart-breaking for each family impacted. https://www.defense.gov/casualty.pdf You would think a bounty would have been far more successful than it appears to have been https://www.statista.com/statistics/262894/western-coalition-soldiers-killed-in-afghanistan/ The Bulwark thinks Putin pays bounties to keep his options open. https://thebulwark.com/the-russian-bounty-scandal-shouldnt-surprise-anyone/

Denis Elliott
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ONE is too fucking many!

Bareshark
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“If I thought life was cheap, I wouldn’t charge so much to take one.”–Max Allan Collins, Quarry’s List

It’s obvious that Trump and Co. believes the opposite.

Cherl Harrell
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That is one reason why he is not impressed or caring about the issues the protestors are raising. The other is of course, white supremacy.

Scott Jackson
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Where are those tax records showing just how deep up Putin’s arse he resides? Dimwit doesn’t want to end up like Danzel Washington in Training Day. Phuck all the lenders, launder money for the Russian criminals,(also breaking numerous fraud & tax laws), amass blood money, keep ur boss happy or u may end up tied in a barrel of gas sitting in a desert watching scenes of what happens to ur family when u cross this level of EVIL. Oh then a cigarette gets tossed ur way. As the killer said to his victims in Red Dragon, “do you see”?
Scott Jackson
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Bareshark
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Funny, Scott…why therefore are Republicans so hellbent on destroying college, then? Be more mindful of your prejudices, friend. Trump is all the proof you shall ever need on what happens when you ignore them.

Scott Jackson
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Carroll, I have two degrees & have lived in a college town for twenty years. I run into jill stein voters, Bernie bros & many young people not registered to vote. Answer me this, if college kids are so smart, why are thousands walking around without masks when 127,000 have died from a virus that none of us are immune to?

Scott Jackson
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Jefferson stated that any citizens who thinks they can be ignorant & free, belives in what never was, and what will never be.

John
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I agree totally, one is too many and if he knew about the bounty, if he was briefed or read the brief, then each “one” falls in his hands, deplorable

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