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January 13, 2013

72% US Troop Casualties Have Occurred Under Obama - His Vile R.O.E.

Charles Krauthammer: Obama Redefining of our Goals in Afghanistan “an Acknowledgment the Surge has Failed, and We’re Leaving

Casualties Have Occurred Under Obama...72% more then under President Bush.

2,053 troops have died in Afghanistan since October 2001, 1,484 under Obama

Barack Obama said U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan will adopt a “support role” starting in the spring of 2013, to allow Afghan police and soldiers to take full responsibility of the country’s security, a nation where 2,053 American soldiers have died since the war started on Oct. 7, 2001.

Seventy-two percent of those casualties occurred during Obama’s first term.

“And today we agreed, as Afghan forces take the lead and as President Karzai announces the final phase of the transition, coalition forces will move to a support role this spring,” Obama said Friday at the White House, alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

“Our troops will continue to fight alongside Afghans when needed but let me say it as plainly as I can: Starting this spriObama added that there will still be a U.S. presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014, but the mission of U.S. and coalition troops will begin to shift by the spring of this year.

Last year, 296 U.S. soldiers of all military branches gave their lives in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of fallen soldiers in Afghanistan to 2,053, according to’s war casualties database. (That is the total as of Jan. 11, 2013, when this story was posted. So far, the Department of Defense has reported no new casualties in 2013.)

For the total 2,053 fallen troops in Afghanistan since the United States began military operations in October 2001, 1,484 have died during the Obama administration, meaning approximately 72 percent of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have occurred during President Obama’s first term.

Wild Thing's comment..................

IMO our troops have had the worst R.O.E.'s in the history of our country and all from Obama.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 13, 2013 01:50 AM


The American Public doesn't know this stuff. All they know is Americans are dying and they want them back home. Because of this, Obama will be able to withdraw the troops and allow the Taliban to retake the country.

Our troops need to be brought home if they're not going to be allowed to fight a war the way it's meant to be fought.

Posted by: BobF at January 13, 2013 10:32 AM