Obama's 'thoughts and prayers' with families of lost troops
August 6th, 2011
10:15 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama's 'thoughts and prayers' with families of lost troops

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) - More than two dozen American troops are believed to have died in the deadly helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. military official told CNN.

President Barack Obama issued a statement expressing his condolences to the families of the troops.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the Americans who were lost earlier today in Afghanistan," Obama said. "We also mourn the Afghans who died alongside our troops in pursuit of a more peaceful and hopeful future for their country."


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  1. RJWTimes Bradford England

    My thoughts are with the trooops after thsi disaster.

    August 6, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. duckbutter

    its a little late now ..we should of had our people home along time ago,, why are we still there.. shame on you obama

    August 6, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. A Kickin` Donkey

    While Mitt Romney`s 5 sons are safe in America; while Bachman`s natural children are running around the Mall of America, while Palin`s children are having babie(s) out of wedlock, while Huntsmann,s brood lives in luxury, the sons & brothers & fathers of ordinary Americans are still dying in wars started by Republican George Bush.

    At least Obama is ending them as he said he would.

    These Republican wanna bes criticized the President for drawing down our troop levels in Iraq & Afghanistan.

    While Obama enables a NATO-led bloodless military operation [for Americans] in Libya, these GOP, armchair CIC`s spew meaningless dribble.

    I`d like to hear a "pro-active" foriegn affairs plan from Mr. Perry or Mr. Romney, or Ms. Bachmann, on Iran, North Korea, or Somalia. Prove to me that you have the foresight and the capability for "original thought" required of the Presidency. Do something other than try to make Obama fail. Show me what your detailed plan is. Whatcha got?

    August 6, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  4. dee

    Bring our troops home Mr.President! No more Republican Wars?? Our "Brave Soldiers are needed here, to protect America from within. Bring them home, before Gop/Tea " Lies us into enother one!! Obama 2012

    August 6, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  5. Peter s

    What a tragedy! bring all those brave men and women back home they need the a rest after Bushes two unfunded wars.

    August 6, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  6. Inmyopinion

    I hope others will follow Obama's example of prayer and realize there is nothing wrong or scary about prayer.

    August 6, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  7. GI Joe

    Quite a problem here folks - the republicans/baggers WILL allow us to pay troops a very small salary, but they will NOT allow the money to be spent on hiring them once they leave the military.

    Our young people are pawns to be used to keep the wealthy kids home and safe.

    August 6, 2011 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    You can bet, someone in the Afghan forces, leaked the info, on that operation, to the Taliban.

    August 6, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  9. Heywood

    A moment of silence for our fallen warriors today. Remember, King George started this mess. ...and for the taliban raghead scum who got lucky- even a blind hog gets an acorn once in a while. You don't really think we will let this pass, do you?

    August 6, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |