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74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased
cns news ^ | 1/9/14 | Ali Meyer

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.com’s 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. casualties—or 73.7 percent—have 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; casualties; obama; ordered; roe
Bloody Hands Obama
1 posted on 01/09/2014 3:47:35 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 01/09/2014 3:48:08 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Didn’t he also change the Rules of Engagement.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 3:57:01 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Nachum

Appoint a fraud community organizer as CIC and .....


4 posted on 01/09/2014 3:59:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Yep. But ROE sucked before him too!


5 posted on 01/09/2014 3:59:39 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 3:59:39 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Nachum

Obama hates America.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 4:00:29 PM PST by Third Person (The light pours out of me.)
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To: Nachum

Benghazi Hillary
Afganistan Obama


8 posted on 01/09/2014 4:04:19 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum

The ROEs are suicidal!!


9 posted on 01/09/2014 4:04:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (His best hope is to keep his butt in New Jersy)
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To: Nachum; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Jet Jaguar

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.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 4:20:31 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Nachum

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.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 4:22:23 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Nachum

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.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 4:31:02 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Third Person



14 posted on 01/09/2014 4:32:13 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Nachum

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.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 4:34:27 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Nachum

16 posted on 01/09/2014 4:53:49 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Nachum
1,593 of those 2,162 U.S. casualties—or 73.7 percent—have occurred since Feb. 17, 2009, when Obama announced the first of his multiple increases in U.S. military personnel deployed to Afghanistan.

That was also the same time Obama announced the time frame for troop removal.

17 posted on 01/09/2014 4:56:26 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Nachum
And he increased them at the same time he pledged to withdraw them.

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.

18 posted on 01/09/2014 5:03:05 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Nachum

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.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 5:04:41 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Nachum

Obama’s casualties are trivial compared to Rahm.’s


20 posted on 01/09/2014 5:08:05 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: crosslink

Bump.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 5:56:27 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum
1,593 of those 2,162 U.S. casualties—or 73.7 percent—have occurred since Feb. 17, 2009, when Obama announced the first of his multiple increases in U.S. military personnel deployed to Afghanistan.

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.

22 posted on 01/09/2014 6:42:41 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Third Person

I believe that is increasingly mutual by Americans - legit ones.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 6:51:13 PM PST by mcshot ("What's right is right"...)
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To: Nachum

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.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 7:32:32 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

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.


25 posted on 01/09/2014 7:38:16 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: bert

What casualties? The murder rate in Chicago?


26 posted on 01/09/2014 9:06:32 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: crosslink

How wonderful for the family and for you. Thanks for sharing.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 10:14:02 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Boogieman

Yes.....

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.


28 posted on 01/10/2014 4:36:05 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

“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.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 6:39:39 AM PST by Boogieman
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