A grim new milestone was reached in the US occupation of Afghanistan this week, as the death toll in less than three years under President Obama has now more than doubled the number of US soldiers slain during President Bush’s seven plus years in the nation.
The figures put the US death toll at 575 during Bush’s era in Afghanistan, but with the repeated escalations of President Obama 1,153 troops have already died in just 33 months, with no end in sight.
Indeed, the 33 months haven’t seen a flat rate of deaths for US soldiers either, but have been increasing since President Obama took over, with 2009 more than double the rate of the last year for President Bush, and 2010 dramatically higher still. 2011, though still in progress, looks to be much worse than 2009, suggesting the momentum is worsening.
Despite extremely ugly metrics, the Obama Administration has continued to insist that the war is going quite well by their estimation, today saying the Taliban’s inability to destroy a hydroelectric dam in the Helmand Province proved their “weakness.”
8 thoughts on “US Deaths in Afghanistan: Obama Doubles Entire Bush-Era Total”
Four US soldiers died last Thursday, October 13, in Afghanistan. Eleven US soldiers have been reported killed in combat through the first 13 days of the month.
In Afghan is a tragedy that afghanis are fighting without the support of any major countries otherwise it would be hell like for Russians. It means nothing to americans to occupy a country and kill civilians for their ego and economic interest which is a false theory as war desroy the economy.
Americans are using all the killer instruments even afghan agents but with little success.
An Persian saying says if you learn from the experience of others you are wise, if you learn from your experience is good but if don,t learn either you are duffer.
May God bless americans for their killings of innocent Muslims and end crusade.
No, You got it all wrong!
Things are improving, really improving. The Taliban hardly shoot at anybody anymore, let alone blow things up. They're on their last legs.
Victr'y is in sight. There's a light on, now, in that tunnel.
Let the mitey eegul sore!
he put more troops in there, what did we expect to happen
Why else would Obama been given the Nobel Peace prize? – oops – they made a mistake.
Afghanistan has ALWAYS been known as 'the graveyard of soldiers and of empires" – NO invader ever 'wins' in Afghanistan.
Hell yea!!! Anything Bush can do we can do better! Woo woo!
Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.
Not to shabby for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, eh? Could you image the warmonger if, instead, he had declared himself "a war president"?
The more die the more will open their eyes.
And to think it’s all because of one blue marble
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