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On the Bright Side, I Doubt the Navy Would Put Smitty in a Luxury Hotel

Posted on | June 28, 2011 | 8 Comments

While I haven’t heard anything today from our fearless Admiral of the Afghan Seas, I presume he’s in some relatively safe and non-luxury billet, while Taliban terrorists are holed up at the best hotel in Kabul:

Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Kabul’s Hotel Inter-Continental in a carefully orchestrated attack that began Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday.
About four hours after the attack began, International Security Assistance Force helicopters fired at insurgents on the roof, killing as many as three of the gunmen, ISAF spokesman Maj. Tim James told CNN. . . .
There were no indications that U.S. military or diplomatic personnel were at the hotel, U.S. officials told CNN.
The Inter-Continental is popular among international guests. A news conference had been scheduled to take place there Wednesday to discuss the planned transition of security from international to Afghan forces that U.S. President Barack Obama announced last week.

Apparently the Taliban didn’t get the Obama administration memo about Peace, Unicorns and Rainbows.


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