Report: 73% Of All American Casualties in Afghanistan Happened Under Obama
September 11, 2013  //  By:   //  America, Democrats, Heroes, Media Bias, News, President Obama, Terrorism  //  2 Comments

On this day twelve years ago, our lives were changed forever when 19 terrorists declared war on the United States, killing nearly 3,000 Americans at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania.

Three days later, Congress authorized a military response that would begin a 12-year war in Afghanistan.

Throughout George W. Bush’s presidency, he was repeatedly undermined by left-wing idealogues in Congress and the media.  Those same lawmakers and journalists have recently argued on behalf of entering another war that would support al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria.  Those same people are propping up President Obama as a war hawk today, or as Nancy Pelosi recently said, a “tough hombre.”

Even more difficult for Bush was the constant anti-war protests conducted by the likes of Code Pink, sit-ins by media darling Cindy Sheehan, and left-wing groups that picketed using signs that compared Bush to Hitler.

Those anti-war protests are practically non-existent today.  Despite this…

Via CNS News:

In the war that Congress authorized against al Qaeda only three days after that attack, the vast majority of the U.S. casualties have occurred in the last four and a half years during the presidency of Barack Obama.

In fact, according to the database of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan, 73 percent of all U.S. Afghan War casualties have occurred since Jan. 20, 2009 when Obama was inaugurated.

The 91 U.S. casualties in Afghanistan so far in 2013 are more than those that occurred in the first two full calendar years of the war (2002 and 2003) combined, when 30 and 31 U.S. troops were killed there.

In all, 2,144 military personnel have been killed under Operation Enduring Freedom.  1,575 of those men and women died serving under President Obama.

For those that were willing to protest because of their anti-war beliefs when Bush was president, good for you.  But if your voice isn’t equally as loud in protesting President Obama, then you are nothing more than an ideological, liberal hypocrite.

About the Author :

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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    September 13, 2013 - Reply

    Syria “Expert” Cited by Kerry, McCain Fired for Lying
    about Academic Credentials

    September 12, 2013

    Common Dreams

    Think tank that employed Elizabeth O’Bagy fires
    analyst who made case that Syrian opposition was more

    Foreign policy analyst Elizabeth O’Bagy appeared on
    numerous media outlets and was cited by high-level
    officials, but both her objectivity and credibility
    have been put into grave question. (Image: Fox News
    screenshot)A foreign policy analyst repeatedly cited
    by U.S. government officials—including Secretary of
    State John Kerry in testimony before Congress last
    week—has been fired after the think tank where she
    has been working discovered she was lying about her
    academic credentials.

    Elizabeth O’Bagy, who has been cited as an expert
    on Syria by numerous media outlets, was employed by
    the Institute for Study of War in Washington D.C.,
    but has been terminated after it was discovered she
    did not hold a doctorate from Georgetown University
    as she had claimed.

    “The Institute for the Study of War has learned and
    confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms.
    Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D.
    degree from Georgetown University,” the think tank
    announced in a statement. “ISW has accordingly terminated
    Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately.”

    O’Bagy’s expertise on the rebel forces aligned
    against President Bashar al-Assad was used to
    bolster arguments by those calling for U.S.
    intervention by painting a picture that the moderate
    elements within the opposition were in the ascendent
    over more extreme militias, such as the Al Nusra
    Front which has pledged allegiance to al Qaida.

    Her objectivity, however, was questioned even
    before these new revelations about her academic
    background surfaced.

    As McClatchy reports:

    O’Bagy’s termination followed a controversy that
    erupted last week when it emerged that in addition
    to being an institute analyst, she worked for the
    Syrian Emergency Task Force, a non-profit group
    that lobbies for U.S. support for Syrian rebel

    The controversy arose after an opinion piece she
    wrote for the Wall Street Journal said that,
    contrary to news reports, the Syrian opposition
    isn’t dominated by al Qaida-linked groups.
    Moderate groups, she wrote, have made significant
    gains in some areas and deserve outside military
    aid. The assertions were greeted with skepticism
    by other Syria experts. The article identified her only
    by her institute affiliation, but the Journal later acknowledged
    that she also was the task force’s political
    director. The Journal described the group as
    providing “aid to the Syrian opposition” under
    contracts with the U.S. and British governments.

    Kerry and McCain, R-Ariz., cited O’Bagy’s piece
    during congressional hearings last week in
    response to questions about whether missile
    strikes on Syria might empower al Qaida-affiliated
    fighters in the rebel movement.

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