Wednesday, September 11, 2013

73% of U.S. Casualties - on Obama's Watch

I don't know what to make of this. Is it just bad luck or lack of attention?  I would think that after a while we'd get smarter as to how we conduct the war in Afghanistan and causalities would decrease.

There can be no doubt the military leaders have been aware of the increase in causalities and informed President Obama. So what if anything was done about it?

Apparently nothing.

The 12-Year War: 73% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan on Obama's Watch - Twelve years ago today, nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four U.S.

commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.
In the war that Congress authorized against al Qaeda only three days after that attack, the vast majority of the U.S. casualties have occurred in the last four and a half years during the presidency of Barack Obama.
In fact, according to the database of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan, 73 percent of all U.S. Afghan War casualties have occurred
since Jan. 20, 2009 when Obama was inaugurated.

In total, 2,144 U.S. military personnel have given their lives fighting in and around Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

1,575 of the U.S. military personnel who have sacrificed their lives in this cause were killed during the presidency of Barack Obama.
That means 73 percent of the casualties in the Afghan War have happened on Barack Obama’s watch.
Under President George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2008, 569 U.S. military personnel were killed in and around Afghanistan fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom.