US and NATO Generals celebrated the official end to the armed conflict (war) in Afghanistan the other day. I think most Americans, whatever their political persuasion, are also celebrating the end of this war. It is not at all clear what, if anything, of lasting value was achieved from all the death and destruction after thirteen years.
Long time followers of this blog know that, in my opinion, the justification for this war ended about ten years ago. But, Bush kept it going another four years and Obama kept it going another six years. I say a pox on both their houses!
President Obama will take credit for ending the war and that’s okay. But, back in November, Brietbart reported on some statistics from this war that Obama and the MSM and the Democratic Party would rather you didn’t know.
Of the 2,207 U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan, at least 1,649 (75 percent) have occurred under Obama’s watch.
Nearly 90 percent (17,339) of the wounded troops received their injuries after Obama was inaugurated for his first term on January 20, 2009.
The number of troops wounded in action has increased more than seven fold in the nearly six years that Obama has been president — from 2,701 when he took office in 2009 to 20,040 now.
No wonder so many Generals have complained about the White House micro-managing their military operations and why Obama’s support among the troops is so low.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
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These statistics beg the question did Bushes ROE drastically change under the warrior king Chaka Zulubama and if yes how so?
But it was the good war. Not like Iraq. Sorry to remind you.
It’s okay. Obama is a Democrat.When people die during a war when a Democrat is President it is a peaceful death.
Jim, you must not have got the memo that we are not supposed to mention this because it makes the Dear Leader look bad. 😉
He said he was going to make a go of the war in Afghanistan, and he did, and he met the same fate as all those before him. There’s nothing to win in those mountains.