Report: 73% Of All American Casualties in Afghanistan Happened Under Obama
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 CNSNews.com 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.