Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Steele was right: Afghanistan IS Obama's war

Michael Steele was right. Afghanistan IS Obama's war:
Afghanistan is every bit as much Obama's war as Vietnam was Lyndon Johnson's war. True, President Kennedy was the first to send troops to Vietnam. We had 16,000 troops in Vietnam when JFK was assassinated. Within four years, LBJ had sent 400,000 troops there.

In the entire seven-year course of the Afghanistan war under Bush, from October 2001 to January 2009, 625 American soldiers were killed. In 18 short months, Obama has nearly doubled that number to 1,124 Americans killed.
Please take time to read this excellent article which puts the Afghanistan war in perspective.

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