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72% of U.S. Casualties in Afghan War Under Obama’s Watch
Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2013 | Patrick Burke

Posted on 01/13/2013 9:08:05 AM PST by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama said U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan will adopt a “support role” starting in the spring of 2013, to allow Afghan police and soldiers to take full responsibility of the country’s security, a nation where 2,053 American soldiers have died since the war started on Oct. 7, 2001.

Seventy-two percent of those casualties occurred during Obama's first term.

“And today we agreed, as Afghan forces take the lead and as President Karzai announces the final phase of the transition, coalition forces will move to a support role this spring,” Obama said Friday at the White House, alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghancasualties; afghanistan; afghanwar; karzai; nationbuildingfail; obamaafghanwar; obamawar; rop; taliban

1 posted on 01/13/2013 9:08:10 AM PST by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 01/13/2013 9:13:20 AM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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3 posted on 01/13/2013 9:14:11 AM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Olog-hai
Obama-the-Undocumented Tyrant changed the ROE
to help the Taliban and al Qaeda, not the troops.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 9:17:05 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Olog-hai

Changing of rules of engagement only killed our soldiers.


5 posted on 01/13/2013 9:21:29 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Diogenesis

I live near Fort Lewis (big Stryker base). There is almost a death a week reported.

Pres. Zip has used our troops for political cannon fodder. Then he admits we failed in Afgh. last week. You’d think he would be in shame. Even LBJ never admitted that about Vietnam!. More destruction of our troops and America’s confidence in the military. All part of the plan...


6 posted on 01/13/2013 9:34:30 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: Olog-hai

100% of the idiotic nation building plans originated with dumbo Dubya.


7 posted on 01/13/2013 9:34:58 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Diogenesis

Copied from another blog...deaths are of military of all NATO troops.

“Good morning,” began the President today. (3/27/2009) “Today, I am announcing a comprehensive, new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. And this marks the conclusion of a careful policy review, led by Bruce [Reidel], that I ordered as soon as I took office.” Read the White Paper on the new policy (pdf) >> Read the One-pager on the new elements in the policy >>
The President stressed the perilous position we find ourselves in there, and the threat that would arise should safe havens on Pakistan go unchallenged or should the government in Afghanistan fall to the Taliban again. He also noted that 2008 was the deadliest year to date in that war. {FYI 2008-295! 2009-521! 2010 -711! 2011-566! 2012-405}

HE also said: “ And if the Afghan government falls to the Taliban — or allows al Qaeda to go unchallenged — that country will again be a base for terrorists who want to kill as many of our people as they possibly can.”
WHAT A GREAT AMERICAN./s


8 posted on 01/13/2013 9:36:10 AM PST by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: Olog-hai
I know, I know. I'm sick to death of seeing the death toll for Afghanistan on the front pages of the papers and the MSM lead story every night.

Uh huh.

9 posted on 01/13/2013 9:58:58 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: Olog-hai

72% of U.S. Casualties in Afghan War Under Obama’s Watch

Now, there's a headline/story you won't see reported in the MSM. Facts are merely pesky distractions for libs.

10 posted on 01/13/2013 10:02:46 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Jane Long

True.


11 posted on 01/13/2013 10:14:59 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Jane Long

72% of U.S. Casualties in Afghan War Under Obama’s Watch


12 posted on 01/13/2013 10:29:22 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Olog-hai

Not only is it terrible to have lost such a high percentage of troops serving under this creep.But the thing that makes it worse is he doesn’t give a damn.

Those troops are just pawns to him in the Game of Stratego.


13 posted on 01/13/2013 10:32:18 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Jane Long
Now, there's a headline/story you won't see reported in the MSM. Facts are merely pesky distractions for libs.

True and he doesn't give a damn about our brave soldiers. I'm for bringing them home.

14 posted on 01/13/2013 11:01:41 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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15 posted on 01/13/2013 11:03:06 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Diogenesis

That chart proves once again, that the most dangerous time to be in uniform, is when a Democrat is president.


16 posted on 01/13/2013 11:04:39 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: puppypusher

Remember he said the troops work on “my behalf”. What an arrogant jerk. His fall, if it ever comes, will be a long, hard one.


17 posted on 01/13/2013 11:08:52 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Olog-hai

They were not only under his watch—they were at his direction. In his book, American deaths=good. Muslim deaths=bad. As CIC, he has done everything he can to make it difficult for our guys to defend themselves.


18 posted on 01/13/2013 11:16:25 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Olog-hai

In reference to this linked article early this morning:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/its-a-war-zone-more-murders-in-chicago-in-2012-than-allied-losses-in-afghanistan/

I sent the following message to my friends, and relatives:

“The article doesn’t mention it, but I recall Obama’s team changed the ROE for shooting back in Afghanistan a few years ago, and those ROE have gotten more of our guys killed by the senselessness of those ROE than ever before. So with the increase in deaths caused by our own fearless leader it’s really saying something about the Chicago numbers.”


19 posted on 01/13/2013 11:24:23 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

btt


20 posted on 01/13/2013 12:06:53 PM PST by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: Olog-hai

We have a pro-Muslim bumbler as Commander in Chief.


21 posted on 01/13/2013 12:19:05 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: llevrok

Of course, Obama had nothing to do with any failure in Afghanistan. He was only responsible for our effort. I hope our casualties weren’t for nothing, but with this crowd of leftist fools running the show, you can’t tell.


22 posted on 01/13/2013 12:23:02 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: popdonnelly
I hope our casualties weren’t for nothing

I don't think this mob gives a rat's behind about our troops. Pure disgust for the troops, if you ever got the commies to be honest.

23 posted on 01/13/2013 1:28:47 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: Olog-hai
To put that into perspective, his rules of engagement have gotten more soldiers killed in peace time than when the wars were going full bore and we were in door to door CQB street fighting through entire cities like Fallujah.

Now that Obama is President we don't see reporters CNN giving daily photo journal reports on each and every soldier KIA, even though larger numbers are being killed now under Obama then when they were on their propaganda Jihad against the war and George Bush .

Half the population of the US is totally unaware that still have troops fighting in Afghanistan thanks to the media .

It's sickening and destroys any credibility these talking heads have

For his part, Obama seems delighted to leave our soldiers in a Vietnam like mess that grinds both the soldiers and our military capability into the ground, kills soldiers unnecessarily and destroys their moral and ultimately bankrupts the country in the process

24 posted on 01/13/2013 5:23:21 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Olog-hai

Whole thing makes me sick. USA has not been allowed to win a war in my lifetime. All these battles and lost soldiers dying for what I wonder? Not so the USA can remain strong and free. Just political fodder I believe.
Korean War is still not won for heaven’s sake!


25 posted on 01/14/2013 12:03:39 AM PST by tinamina
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British soldiers are ‘exasperated’ by the Afghan forces, general admits
Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan feel a “degree of exasperation” about the quality of the Afghan security forces, one of Britain’s top generals has admitted.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9803413/British-soldiers-are-exasperated-by-the-Afghan-forces-general-admits.html


26 posted on 01/15/2013 9:08:28 AM PST by KeyLargo
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