Obama’s War Kills 469 Troups in 2010-Where is the Press?

Year US UK Other Total
2001 12 0 0 12
2002 49 3 18 70
2003 48 0 10 58
2004 52 1 7 60
2005 99 1 31 131
2006 98 39 54 191
2007 117 42 73 232
2008 155 51 89 295
2009 317 108 96 521
2010 469 100 108 677
Total 1416 345 486 2247

Where are the outcries from the left and the press, “Obama Lied and Troops died”?  From 2001 through 2007 we lost 475 troops in Afghanistan.  In 2010, 469 soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice.  Almost 60% of those killed in 2010 met their fate through the explosions of IED (Improvised Explosive Devices).  I think it is time to reclassify these lethal weapons as sophisticated land mines and more importantly turn our soldiers lose in neutralizing (killing for those on the left) those setting those devices.  Today our troops are not allowed to take aggressive action on those suspected of placing IED’s even if witnessed by troops if those killers are in a crowd of civilians.  Gee do you think this may be the terrorists’ tactic?

Obama has no problem using high-tech devices, like drones, to wage his none engaging attacks on Pakistani strongholds of the Taliban.  Where are the high-tech solutions to protect our soldiers against IEDs?  Everyone blamed Bush when the Humvees were not “hardened” and soldiers were killed early on in Afghanistan and Iraq.  What is the excuse now? 

It takes guts and resolve to prosecute a war.  You can’t infuse Miranda Rights and non aggressive tactics by our military and expect to maintain the safety of our soldiers let alone win the battle.  If Obama does not want to do what is necessary to win this war, then he should get our troops out of harms way.  It is criminal to set up soldiers for defeat and even death just because he does not have the intestinal fortitude or the intellectual capacity to successfully fight a very deadly war.  

RD Pierini



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