I can't help but remember the non-stop discussion about numbers of American casualties in the war against terror when George W. Bush was president. If we rely on the corrupt media today, we would forget that we have brave men and women serving overseas and giving their lives for this nation. When is the last time you have heard anything about death counts in Afghanistan?
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Report: 70% of U.S. Military Fatalities During 11-Year Afghan War Have Occurred On Obama’s Watch…
Somehow this is still Bush’s war.
(CNSNews.com) — Of the 1,912 U.S. military personnel who have died in the now nearly 11-year-long war in Afghanistan, 1,343 have died since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009.
Seventy percent of the Afghan War casualties have happened on Obama’s watch.
The war in Afghanistan started on Oct. 7, 2001, when the United States invaded that country to track down al Qaeda terrorists and overthrow the Taliban regime that had provided sanctuary to al Qaeda in the years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
So far this year, 155 U.S. military personnel have died in Afghanistan. That is about 22 percent less than the 198 U.S. military personnel who were killed in Afghanistan from January to June last year. May was the deadliest month so far in 2012 with 40 deaths. It was also deadliest May of the war.
The three years of the Obama have been the three deadliest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In 2009, 303 U.S. service members perished there. In 2010, 497 did. In 2011, 399 U.S. military personnel died in Afghanistan.