Skip to comments.Almost Half of U.S. Fatalities in Afghan War Took Place Since Obama Took Office
Posted on 08/05/2010 10:01:24 AM PDT by Justaham
As of July 31, almost half of all U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan have happened on President Barack Obamas watch. Since Obama took office in January 2009, 558 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan, out of 1,127 since the war began nine years ago, according to CNSNews.coms tally.
And the violence is escalating. July 2010 was the deadliest month for U.S forces in Afghanistan, with 66 combat and non-combat fatalities.
Counting for both combat and non-combat deaths, the top three bloodiest months for U.S. forces all happened during Obamas term: July 2010 (66 dead), June 2010 (60 dead), and October 2009 (58 dead).
For the 558 U.S. soldiers who have died so far on Obamas watch, 513 (about 92 percent) were killed in combat. Those 513 combat-related deaths on Obamas watch account for more than half of the 963 combat deaths that have taken place since the war began in October 2001.
As a presidential candidate, Obama vowed to shift the focus of U.S. military operations in the Middle East from Iraq to Afghanistan. Last year, as president, he ordered an additional 30,
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I just don’t see how Obama is going to get out of there in any appealing manner.
Obama spoke, soldiers croaked.
You may want to reconsider your post.
Blame the public who pay for cable and sat TV service because TV elected O. He is a saudi mole/agent. The U.S. govt, intel, pentagon, etc is infested now with muslim brotherhood moles plus hamas and hezboolah. They are leaking intel back to the taliban and al qeada to kill our troops.
People voted for this and also supported it by watching TV.
Remember when Bush was president that the MSM would announce daily totals of Iraq/Afghan war deaths?
My reference was to referring to our troops who have died. Sorry I was so obtuse.
Funny how that happens! It is like the war is over.
Remember when Bush was president that the MSM would announce daily totals of Iraq/Afghan war deaths?They are still convinced that the Messiah must also be the greatest military commander of all times. He just hasn’t gotten around to it, for some reason. He should begin winning the war any minute now! As soon as he finds the time!
(If not downright treachery.)
What is the racial breakdown of the casualties?
During the Viet Nam war the black casualties as a percentage was much higher than whites.
Is it possible that obama sees this as a good opportunity to quietly bleed the U.S. of it’s greatest and brightest.]
Me either. At this point, it doesn't even need to be appealing, but didn't he promise to get them out? Hopefully they are taking a long look at what went wrong that so many lives should be lost during just essentially an 18 month period.
That is a basackwards myth, black soldiers were underrepresented in the Vietnam war deaths.
Almost every black man and woman in the military (God bless them for their service) likes Obama. Political *tools* they are otherwise.
So... when does our military overthrow these DOMESTIC enemies and reestablish a constitutional government?
Many saw this coming when Obama took office and changed the Rules Of Engagement. This is Obama’s fault.
May God bless our military and protect them from his treasonous actions. If Obama and the democrats can’t do better than this..it’s time to get out and bring our troops home.
Yeah. But President Bush was only concerned with oil. At least that's what I read/saw for the better part of 6 years.
I was just thinking the same thing the other day. We get no coverage of the war at all. Zip, zilch, nada, nothing. Gee, I wonder why? It was front and center daily when Bush was in office.