72% of US Casualties in Afghanistan Happened Under Obama

Like Nixon, Obama came into office with a plan for winning the war. Unlike Nixon, the media never held Obama accountable for escalating the war with no real plan for winning it.

Under Obama

1. Casualties drastically increased due to a surge in troop numbers combined with…

2. A policy that tied the hands of those troops to win a Hearts and Minds conflict.

And to make matters that much worse, both of these approaches were combined with

3. A total lack of commitment to the war, as evidenced by a withdrawal timeline, wavering commitment, musical commander chairs and mixed messages.

If anyone in the future wants a blueprint for how to lose a war, they can just look at everything that Obama did and didn’t do in the last 4 years. If they want to know how not to get blamed for it, they just have to find the Rohypnol that Obama poured into the cocktail drinks of the poodle press.

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.

Just as in Iraq, we are totally withdrawing… not.

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 spring, our troops will have a different mission. Training, advising, assisting Afghan forces,” he said.

When Obama says, “Let me say t as plainly as I can”, it means pay close attention to my lie. And no John Kerry, we aren’t talking about the one in Vietnam.

Obama’s first withdrawal was followed by the claim that the US would just be there as Advise and Assist Brigades. This is more of the same. It’s the Afghanization of the War. And considering the rising number of Insider Attacks, it doesn’t even matter any more what combat role they’ll be playing, since they’ll be under fire whenever they’re around Afghans,

  • Mary Sue

    substantial penalty for early withdrawal.

  • http://twitter.com/ConWebWatch @ConWebWatch

    I'm sure Daniel Greenfield can tell us what percentage of U.S. casualties in Iraq occurred under President Bush.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I'm sure Daniel Greenfield can tell us what percentage of U.S. casualties in Iraq occurred under President Bush."

      Because…this is the kind of come back leftists specialize in? You don't like the subject, change it while pretending it's somehow relevant.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    "Hands-in-the-pocket" war fighting is much more than about treading lightly, even if drones are used now and again.
    It entails giving the enemy the heads up that they are on the right path, no pun intended. In other words, if an enemy's morale needs a shot in the arm, the best way to assist is to let them know what your plans, that they can exact this and that, but that you have NO plan to stay longer and punish them, for this and that. A blueprint for their hope chest.
    Besides, this regime is so NOT about siding with the military. FAR from it – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/30/tangible-leth

    And so much more – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/01/us-general-de

    A Commander-in-Chief sets the tone for the nation and the military. And military vets are persona non-grata to Barack HUSSEIN Obama, despite his babblings otherwise – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/10/another-bulls

    All of the above relates to how irrelevant the lives of America's fighting forces are to the POTUS. Gum under his shoes.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Here is how he feels about the military – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/10/another-bulls

    At the same time, Gen Dempsey has been ordered to dhimmify America's interests – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/01/us-general-de

    Giving the enemy the heads up, about ones departure date, is beyond the pale, even for the Islamist-in-Chief.

    Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Ken Baskin

    Obama constantly abandons Israel yet gets 65% of the Jewish vote. His policy, handed to Gen. Petraeus when he was in charge, was to have the troops leave their armoured carriers and walk through villages to win ' the hearts and minds ' of the locals. Amputations soared, of course, as IED's tore off arms and limbs. I wonder what percentage of the armed forces voted for this guy. And they called Bill Clinton the Teflon President. Nothing sticks to Obama. Call me a traitor, but I won't trade a leg for a villager's heart and mind.

  • Flowerknife_us

    The Political party that supported Obama is the same one who pulled the rug from under Pres. Bush within days of reports of Osama's escape'. Seven years of relentless bashing to almost total silence for the following Four years.

    It is all cosmetics that need to be left on the pillow case. It should be a sobering experience.

  • slider 96

    That's simply more proof that we shoulda been out of there a long time ago . To pin that death toll on Obama is a little much , and has nothing to do with the reality of the situation there . Get out of dreamland , after bombing the hell out of the place we shoulda never kept boots on the ground ….there's equal blame for this fiasco , and it goes back to present and previous administration . Take your bias political lenses off .

  • FPF

    “Our troops will continue to fight alongside Afghans when needed but let me say it as plainly as I can: Starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission. Training, advising, assisting Afghan forces,” … and of course, Hussein Obama forgot to mention real target practice is part of training for Afghan Islamist tribesmen.

  • http://www.aboutiraq.info who afghanistan

    Every thing is fare in love and war. so the Obama is doing great work and also the political parties support him because most of the terrorist comes from the Arab countries.