Skip to comments.74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased
Posted on 01/09/2014 3:47:35 PM PST by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) - Seventy-four percent of the U.S. military personnel who have given their lives serving in the Afghan War died after Feb. 17, 2009, when President Barack Obama announced his first increase in the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan, according to CNSNews.coms database of U.S. casualties in the war.
In the more than twelve years that have passed since U.S. troops first entered Afghanistan with the aim of removing al Qaeda from its sanctuary there, 2,162 U.S. service personnel have given their lives in and around Afghanistan in support of U.S. military activities in that country.
1,593 of those 2,162 U.S. casualtiesor 73.7 percenthave occurred since Feb. 17, 2009, when Obama announced the first of his multiple increases in U.S. military personnel deployed to Afghanistan.
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Didn’t he also change the Rules of Engagement.
Yep. But ROE sucked before him too!
Anybody remember that was after Obama had a committee reviewing Afghan and Iraq theaters for months, then came up with the COIN strategy with half-assed support?
He campaigned on ‘Afghan war being the right war, the necessary war’ which he didn’t believe one iota, then resented being ‘forced into a war time president’ (puke! the pos wanted the CinC perks but not the actual job).
I really loath this pos.
Obama hates America.
The ROEs are suicidal!!
I am at a fundraiser for a Great SEAL who died two summers ago. We are doing it in conjunction with the movie Lone Survivor. Great man, great family. He too died in this Afghanistan battle . Prayers up to his family.
I’m sick to death of the MSM leading every single night and day with the military body count during 0bama’s Presidency. Sick of it. They’re obsessed with it. Poor 0bama can’t get a break from them.
As cynical as it sounds, we’ve now come to realize the truth of what drove him to the escalation in Afghanistan. The same reasoning for the massive reliance on predator drones and huge casualties brought about by the collateral damage in the death of innocent bystanders, evisceration of entire families of which only serves to inflame hatred against the US, one in which feigned outsized concern about in his speech in Cairo.
I have always believed that Robert McNamara should be tried for war crimes for his role in Vietnam as Secretary of Defense. But for the Commander-in-Chief to do it? It is nothing short of high treason.
That was also the same time Obama announced the time frame for troop removal.
From an article on Gates' new book:
After month of debates with Gates and other top advisers, Obama ordered 30,000 extra troops to be sent to Afghanistan as part of what was meant to be the final push to stabilize the embattled country ahead of a phased withdrawal Obama was planning to launch in the summer of 2011.http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_01_08/Ex-Pentagon-chief-slams-Obama-over-Afghanistan-5201/
And we have a state that has lasted for years now with the US not pursuing victory at all. Just being there so our troops can be sitting ducks. And they're almost entirely forbidden to respond with force.
But that is Bush’s fault. Not Obama’s. Remember, he got RID of all those Bush officers and replaced them with kiss @$$ Obama lovers.
Obama’s casualties are trivial compared to Rahm.’s
BullShite!!! It wasn't the surge (which conveniently allows the reader to associate with Bush style tactics). More troops are better not worse.
The causalities increased because the enemy knew Barack Hussein Obama was President. In other words 3/4 of the causalities have occurred on Obama's watch. He owns it.
I believe that is increasingly mutual by Americans - legit ones.
the Rules of Engagement were responsible for the majority of deaths.
Plus change in tactics whereby we, for the most part, took on a defensive stance defending cities and areas rather than an aggressive, no holds barred, attack mode.
Wow, what a movie , Lone Survivor is a true epic film. It was done well. Marcus is awesome and he deserves so much credit. He picked the right people and helped in every step. The fund raiser helped raise over 25,000 for a great frogman.
What casualties? The murder rate in Chicago?
How wonderful for the family and for you. Thanks for sharing.
While every death in combat is valued by the nation, the death in Afghanistan are minimal by the standards of other war or for that matter specific battles.
The number of murders in Chicago exceeds the recent war deaths and is a black mark, severe black mark, on the Leftist body.
“The number of murders in Chicago exceeds the recent war deaths...”
I’m not sure how you are figuring that. The article says 2,162 deaths in Afghanistan, while there were 1,366 homicides in Chicago since 2011, when Emmanuel was elected, and that’s including 4 1/2 months when he wasn’t mayor.