60% of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama Was Inaugurated

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Mercor, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. (CNSNews.com) – At least 858 U.S. soldiers have died in the Afghanistan war since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. That equals 60.13 percent of the 1,427 American soldier fatalities so far in the ongoing 10-year war in that country.

    For March 2011, there were 26 U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan, including 4 non-combat related fatalities. That brought the total combat and non-combat deaths for 2011 (January, February, and March) to 70. Those fatalities include 57 combat-related deaths and 13 non-combat deaths.

    For the 858 U.S. deaths since Obama’s inauguration, 791 have been combat-related. This means that for the 1,241 combat-related deaths that occurred since the Afghanistan war began in October 2001, about 64 percent happened in the two years since Obama took office.

    Last year was the deadliest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, with 497 combat and non-combat fatalities. Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), or homemade bombs, continue to be the number one killer of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

  2. pspr


    Since Obama likes kinetic military actions, we could have put a couple sattelites in orbit over Afghanistan with high detail imaging and some kinetic rods on board, then pull the troops out and pick our targets as we like.

    I guess the downside is that Russia or China might do the same to us.
  3. TGregg


    As much as I hate to admit it, I was wrong and the old CIA types were correct. It's becoming apparent that most of the arab/muslim ME is not ready for liberty, democracy or civilization. There's only one thing to do, put a dictator in, tell him to keep the peace or we'll come kick his sorry butt out if he screws up. Then give him a free hand to impose a harsh reign and mow down troublemakers, opposition forces and the occasional lone freedom guy. Sucks for the population, but they aren't fit for anything else.

    Maybe that's the plan. Obviously the US can't do anything like this no matter how clearly it is required. But if we get the EU to roll up their sleeves and start trying to figure out how to keep the peace in the region, then they'll reach the same conclusion and be safe from criticism if they implement it. And if there's anything worse than being ruled by a dictator, it's years of civil war and bloodshed, followed by a bitter disappointment of a dictatorship.

    So The One says to the EU "K guys, go to it. Have fun." And the EU and the UN struggle for a generation, eventually giving up and turning it over to a warlord. Everybody wins. Well, sort of.

    BTW, the UN is attacking in the Ivory Coast.
  4. Do you imagine that if Saudi Arabia established a dictator for America, that the population of America would go along with it?

    Non Americans could then say, "Sucks for the population, but they aren't fit for anything else."

    Why not just admit that our only business in that area is securing oil, that all of the wars have been about oil, not humanitarian, etc.

  5. Lucrum


    Anyone have a link to one of those leftist websites with the numbers of military deaths that have occurred under Obama?
    You know like the one's they had with Bush.
  6. Hello


    This is proof that we should cut ship and leave afghanistan immediately.... how many times do we have to keep going through this kind of shit before America learns.
  7. Lucrum


  8. This should have ended soon after 911 while you-know-who was up in the mountain range with his goats.
  9. Did the Bush administration ever give a clear reason or plausible explanation as to why they gave up the hunt for Bin Laden and allowed him to escape?

  10. WTH are you taling about. Oil is not for us, it is for oil companies. Military is there to spend taxpayers money, spend ammo, create heroes and to justify enormous defense budget.
    When war is won, then more of taxpayers money is spend on rebuilding then on foreign aid.
    Good business model if you ask me.
    #10     Apr 5, 2011