Hours after Mr. Obama delivered his predawn speech and left Afghanistan, insurgents attacked a fortified compound that houses thousands of Westerners, including U.S. Department of Defense contractors and European Union police trainers, on the outskirts of Kabul.You can't negotiate with terrorists. Dems will never learn.
Insurgents used at least two car bombs to attack the front gate of Green Village before other attackers stormed the gate and got inside the parking lot of the compound, according to one resident of the compound.
Well-armed contractors defended the facility as insurgents used rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns to try to attack, the resident said. Several Westerners were injured in the assault, but security managed to contain the attackers, he said. An hour after the attack, only one insurgent remained contained on the compound. The Kabul police chief at the scene said that six people were killed, including one Afghan student and one guard at Green Village.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told The Wall Street Journal that the attack was a direct response to the president's visit. "This delivers a message to President Obama that he is not welcome in Afghanistan," said Mr. Mujahid. "When he is in Afghanistan, we want him to hear the sound of explosions. Afghanistan does not want his imposed strategy."
Hours earlier, Mr. Obama said his administration has been in direct talks with the Taliban, the first public acknowledgment of the negotiations by the president.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Hope and change just doesn't go as far as it used to: