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Almost Half of U.S. Fatalities in Afghan War Took Place Since Obama Took Office
csnews.com ^ | 8-5-10 | Edwin Mora

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 Obama’s 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.com’s 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 Obama’s 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 Obama’s watch, 513 (about 92 percent) were killed in combat. Those 513 combat-related deaths on Obama’s 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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TOPICS: Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; obamaswar; pravdamedia; thegoodwar; waronterror

1 posted on 08/05/2010 10:01:26 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

I just don’t see how Obama is going to get out of there in any appealing manner.


2 posted on 08/05/2010 10:02:57 AM PDT by ObamaBoogaBooga.com
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To: Justaham

Obama spoke, soldiers croaked.


3 posted on 08/05/2010 10:03:02 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: Justaham
Maybe if the jack off would let our troops fight instead of be targets of opportunity we would begin to win this thing.
4 posted on 08/05/2010 10:10:53 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: reagan_fanatic
That is cute, but then it isn't.

You may want to reconsider your post.

5 posted on 08/05/2010 10:11:39 AM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: Mark was here

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.


6 posted on 08/05/2010 10:14:27 AM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Justaham

Remember when Bush was president that the MSM would announce daily totals of Iraq/Afghan war deaths?


7 posted on 08/05/2010 10:19:50 AM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Frantzie
I agree 100% Obama is a walking disaster and is more loyal to his Muslim leaders than defending the Constitution. Got it.

My reference was to referring to our troops who have died. Sorry I was so obtuse.

8 posted on 08/05/2010 10:24:25 AM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: Allegra

ping


9 posted on 08/05/2010 10:31:03 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: preacher
Remember when Bush was president that the MSM would announce daily totals of Iraq/Afghan war deaths?

Funny how that happens! It is like the war is over.

10 posted on 08/05/2010 11:00:23 AM PDT by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: Justaham

ROE


11 posted on 08/05/2010 11:01:28 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: preacher
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!
12 posted on 08/05/2010 11:06:24 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Justaham
With apologies to Rosalynn Carter, " I think this President makes (some) Americans comfortable with their apathy."

(If not downright treachery.)

13 posted on 08/05/2010 11:07:36 AM PDT by niteowl77 (I don't mind them stewing in their own juices, but I do object to me stewing in their own juices.)
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To: Justaham

Obama Lied
Patriots Died


14 posted on 08/05/2010 11:08:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis (“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God” - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Justaham

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.]


15 posted on 08/05/2010 11:09:01 AM PDT by gdzla
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To: ObamaBoogaBooga.com
I just don’t see how Obama is going to get out of there in any appealing manner.

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.

16 posted on 08/05/2010 11:25:55 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: gdzla
During the Viet Nam war the black casualties as a percentage was much higher than whites.

That is a basackwards myth, black soldiers were underrepresented in the Vietnam war deaths.

17 posted on 08/05/2010 11:30:54 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: Justaham

Almost every black man and woman in the military (God bless them for their service) likes Obama. Political *tools* they are otherwise.


18 posted on 08/05/2010 12:50:11 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: Justaham

So... when does our military overthrow these DOMESTIC enemies and reestablish a constitutional government?


19 posted on 08/05/2010 1:01:14 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Justaham

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.


20 posted on 08/05/2010 3:10:14 PM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: preacher
***************Remember when Bush was president that the MSM would announce daily totals of Iraq/Afghan war deaths?**********

Yeah. But President Bush was only concerned with oil. At least that's what I read/saw for the better part of 6 years.

21 posted on 08/05/2010 4:47:58 PM PDT by Realman30 (Naomi Campbell is rougher with her assistants than we are with Taliban fighters: Ann C.)
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To: preacher

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.


22 posted on 08/05/2010 5:11:37 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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