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"I Didn´t Join to Be Sacrificed":
US Troop Deaths in Afghanistan
Skyrocket Under Obama

Townhall.com, by Leah Barkoukis

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 2/15/2014 7:57:03 AM

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan have skyrocketed under President Obama. Since 2009, 73 percent of all U.S. deaths in the country have taken place, amounting to 27.1 fatalities per month, on average. Billy and Karen Vaughn, Gold Star parents of Special Operations Chief (SEAL) Aaron Vaughn who was killed in action in 2011, are speaking out about why. U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are now forced to fight a two-fronted war. Before each deployment, these soldiers understand fully that day after day they will do battle against relentless terrorists with shifting loyalties and unspeakable hatred. But what none of them could have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 2/15/2014 8:17:14 AM     (No. 9733376)

Where are all the photos of flag-draped caskets? Where are all the photos of weeping parents, wives and children?

Nowhere. Because Bush isn´t in the White House. Judging by the cultural, medical, economic and international rot, I have never seen such a gangrenous Administration in all my long years.

Time to amputate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher, 2/15/2014 8:42:15 AM     (No. 9733407)

An American military life is worth far more than this alleged President. Obama is afraid of a military loyal to the Constitution, and he should be.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/15/2014 9:06:23 AM     (No. 9733444)

Perhaps George Stephenapolis has forgotten his "In memoriam" segment where he gives the body count and pretends to be sad. I suppose losses under a democrat president are less saddening.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jglas, 2/15/2014 9:19:16 AM     (No. 9733465)

“To the American people an American military life is worth far more than the life of an Afghan soldier or civilian. For the current occupants of the White House and the Administration’s staff it seems to be just the opposite.”

These are the people who spit on the troops returning from Vietnam only all grown up and running the country. About our troops John Kerry said: "They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country." John Kerry is currently the Secretary Of State. While atrocities occasionally occur on both sides in any brutal war, usually in a retaliatory manner, that was a grossly unfair characterization of American troops. It is more often true of terrorists whose purpose is to terrorize, yet it remains a fact in the minds of the left. I am appalled but not surprised by the suicidal ROE currently in force restricting our good troops and favoring the terrorists.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jerseyden, 2/15/2014 10:21:09 AM     (No. 9733575)

I can´t stand obama, but this is a multi administration disgrace. The US should never get in a "gentlemans war". War is hell and it should be fought that way.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/15/2014 11:12:43 AM     (No. 9733665)

Any rational person with a rudimentary knowledge of history knew that the combination of restricting terms of engagement, telling the enemy a specific date that they need to hold out to, and adding more targets into the kill zone would result in surging casualties serving no purpose other than politics.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/15/2014 11:30:36 AM     (No. 9733686)

Obama and Hilary hate the military -especially white Christian soldiers.
Obama supports. Muslims and Taliban at the expense of Americans.
Napolitano et al were buying ammo to use against Americans-no wonder they are so intent on gun control and destroying ammunition stock.
The people in Conn get it which is why there is massive civil disobedience and they are not registering their guns.
Hitler killed the Jews because he could-he had already confiscated all guns.
Obama et al has declared war on Judeo Christian Constitutional America and our military has paid with the DC ROE and COIN.
No more sacrifices.
Republicans should put this issue front and center.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: save america, 2/15/2014 11:37:45 AM     (No. 9733695)

For 5 yrs now these morons have been trying to fight a NICE war.Can anyone explain why we (USA) don´t bomb the hell out of Karzai the ingrates poppy fields.Cut off his money, and do the world a favor and help eliminate opium and heroin.Maybe even eliminate Karzai.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/15/2014 12:08:09 PM     (No. 9733732)

Under Obama, soldiers can no longer carry hand grenades and have also been limited in the number of ammo magazines they can carry, for fear it might frighten the local citizens. The pusilianimous Politically Correct Generals in the Pentagon are running the war, and not the commanders on the battlefield.

I have no doubt that Obama, with his desire for "fairness" in all things, is allowing Muslims to ´equal the bodycount´ to make them feel better. Our Muslim Sympathizer In Chief in the White House is a Democrat, and every Democrat despises the military.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: boiler57, 2/15/2014 1:12:24 PM     (No. 9733825)

#9 a reference please. Sounds like hooey to me.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: harper, 2/15/2014 1:33:16 PM     (No. 9733855)

Democrats have adapted and become so much more sophisticated than the simple old days when they merely met and spit on vets returning from war zones. Now they harass and threaten them at every stage of the fight for our security.

Why just spit when you can ROE them to death
and get involved in wars that cannot possibly be won with short term, half baked ideas?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/15/2014 2:51:22 PM     (No. 9733925)

I am a vet (USN). The cavalier attitude in using our troops recklessly began with the unnecessary exposure to IEDs in motorcades supplying the territories in Iraq that we only ´held´ through airpower.

Until about five years ago I would have encouraged a young person (especially a male) to join the service. While not yet actively discouraging it, each year I become more and more appalled at what our politicians have done to the military.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/15/2014 3:02:12 PM     (No. 9733937)

Nominate for must read. This is simply horrendous and unreported.

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