As we commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we should also remember that Obama came into office, pledging like Kerry before him, to refocus the war on Afghanistan.
He failed miserably.
His Afghanistan surge ended up costing countless American lives as soldiers were sent into battle with their hands tied behind their backs to avoid offending Muslims and win their “hearts and minds”.
73 percent of all U.S. Afghan War casualties have occurred since Jan. 20, 2009 when Obama was inaugurated.
In total, 2,144 U.S. military personnel have given their lives fighting in and around Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
1,575 of the U.S. military personnel who have sacrificed their lives in this cause were killed during the presidency of Barack Obama.
That means 73 percent of the casualties in the Afghan War have happened on Barack Obama’s watch.
73 percent of American casualties in Afghanistan happened under Obama’s watch. His plan for Afghanistan failed forcing him to resort to negotiations with the Taliban mediated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
As Obama prepares to dive into yet another war, perhaps someone should tell him, what he told McCain, that he needs to focus on winning the war that he’s already in.
And the best way to do that is to give American soldiers the leeway and resources they need to win.