hmmmm Obama Lied People Died.
I just had to say that!
But deaths of HOSTILE troops have gone down dramatically, so Obama has accomplished something!
Can’t somebody in the media who is more-or-less conservative discuss this number on air or in their op-ed?
and where is Code Pink & Cindy Sheehan? I guess war under a D is a.o.k. with them?
and not a peep in the MSM....wonder why???
.........isn’t this chart grounds a plenty for impeachment anArticle I, Section 3, describes the Senate’s role:
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
The same section limits the consequences of judgement in cases of impeachment:
Judgement in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgement and Punishment, according to Law.
d trial in the senate
Goes with Obamas 3 pronged agenda that I’ve posted a ton of times and so far has been proven 1000% correct in everything he does:
1. Empower and spread radical Islam.
2. Destroy the USA utterly and completely
3. Play golf
Wonder how many of the deaths under Obama are attributable to his insane rules of engagement.
Where is that chart from?
I think this was what Gates (a weak man very intimidated by Obama) was trying to get across. Gates should have resigned and called attention to this, but at the same time I think Gates was probably committed to our troops and was so horrified by Obama’s complete disregard for them that it was really hard for him to comprehend or believe.
The disproportion between the Bush period and the Obama period...much shorter, and during a time when we weren’t fighting but were retreating to make way for the Taliban... is truly stunning.
Obama is a traitor to the United States, in my opinion.
America’s foreign policy is in a shambles. America’s domestic policy is in a shambles. Obama has spent, what, 180 days of his presidency golfing? And the big story in the news is that an aide to the Governor of New Jersey did something stupid that slowed down traffic. Amazing.
Where are you getting these numbers?
Anything you can do, I can do better.
I can do anything better than you...
That chart is a very interesting and sad reminder. Perhaps you should make one for Iraq as well.
The last 5 years is testimony to the fact that Democrats, Republicans, the Media, and Beltway types in general, use our troops for political ends.
If Republicans were truly interested in the troops they’d be screaming bloody murder for them to come home on the basis that a nation must be attempting to win a war for it to be ethical to ask its military members to shed their blood.
This is not the case. We have clearly lost far more “withdrawing” from this war than we did fighting it.
The never ending retreat from Afghanistan — giving the enemy many final shots, changing the Rules of Engagement so that our troops effectively are not permitted to fire on known enemies and absolutely forbidden if those enemies are in buildings.
And Paul Ryan underscores Republican contempt by taking money from those fighting the war.
This chart is hilarious at best and intentionally deceptive at worst.
For one, troop levels in Afghanistan under Bush were so low as to be nearly useless, ranging from only 10,000 in 2003 to barely above 30,000 when he left office. Obama raised troop levels to 100,000 by July 2010. These new troops were sent to areas solidly held by the Taliban, areas that were completely ignored for 7 years by the Bush administration. When you let your enemy fortify its position, stockpile munitions, and rally the local populace for that long, and then you finally bother to go kill them, yes, men are going to die.
Second, the idea that US withdrawal from Afghanistan began in July of 2011 is ridiculous. In July of 2011 we had more than 100K troops in the country, four times the average during the Bush administration. The troop surge in Afghanistan was still in progress and did not end until 1 October 2013, when troop levels dropped to 63,000. That was still more than double the number of troops than Bush had.
If you want to bash Obama for his legitimate failures, by all means, there are plenty of them, go on ahead. Blaming him for actually focusing on Afghanistan and fighting the enemy in their strongholds, however, is completely absurd.
yeah, funny how the the death count articles have gone off the media radar since he is in charge.