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?