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June 13th, 2010
02:42 PM ET

Mother: Please tell me my son is not dead

General Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, says it is likely U.S. troop casualties will rise throughout the summer, even to fall.

Those deaths aren't just numbers. They are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends of the people here at home. T.J. Holmes reports on how one family is coping on the lost of their son, Sgt. Brandon Bury.

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  1. Jules Gee

    The oil leak in the gulf is a disaster of huge magnitude. I feel devastated at the human and economic consequences this is produced. The people deserve help and compensation from BP which they don’t seem to be getting.

    But how much do they think Obama can do other than take charge, which he has done from the beginning, if any one bothered to hear what he said in his speeches. He delegated responsibility and dealt with BP. He already has a really competent man in charge in Admiral Thad Allan who reports to him daily. He is not a man who shows any emotion, but is strong and competent. What the country needs.

    But that’s not enough for the ‘The American People’. ‘Please, Please Daddy, come and give us a hug and a kiss, and cry with us, and then go the beaches and help with the clean up, or we won’t vote for you again.’ And he has to do it.! The President of the US has to sacrifice his dignity.

    He’s the President of the US for God’s sake, the most powerful man in the world, whether you like him or not. Treat him with dignity. If anyone knows what that means.

    June 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  2. Carl

    Mr. President, Stop this stupid war NOW! If its still on by re election time you won't get my vote again!

    June 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  3. John Tyler Erie, Pa

    Even one more casualty is too many. If this ever ends how do you tell the family of the last casualty that their loved one is the last to die in this god forsaken place?

    June 14, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  4. Chad

    I'm a Canadian and I'm sorry to say that when Obama visited Canada when he first got into office there was a uphoria around him and his presidency. Now all that respect has died. He is all talk (reading from his teleprompter) and no action. He is more of a Campaigner-in-chief then a Commander-in-chief. He is all about looking and sounding good. There is no substance beneath all that rhetoric. He should not run for re-election. He should get a job or open a company in public relations. Executive office is not for him.

    June 16, 2010 at 11:29 am |

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