Obama/Biden – Bush/Cheney Score Card

8 Feb

KEEPING SCORE

Johann Wagener 3-7-13

 

If the Republicans want to keep a score of the number of fatalities that resulted from the Administration’s failure to protect them, then it’s only fair to look at both of these;

 

BENGHAZI;  4 Americans lost their lives under the Obama Administrations watch. This incident occurred thousands of miles from our shores where the US has little to no control.

 

 

9/11;  2,977 (excluding the 19 hijackers) lost their lives under the Bush Administrations watch. This incident occurred right in the heart of the largest city in the USA (New York) and it’s Capital (Washington)

 

The Big Question;

 

“WHO KNEW?” WHAT DID THEY KNOW?” and “WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT?”

 

BENGHAZI:   WASHINGTON — In the months leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, the Obama administration received intelligence reports that Islamic extremist groups were operating training camps in the mountains near the Libyan city and that some of the fighters were “Al Qaeda-leaning,” according to American and European officials. read more; http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/world/middleeast/no-specific-warnings-in-benghazi-attack.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0



9/11;   On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal. read more; http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/the-bush-white-house-was-deaf-to-9-11-warnings.html


Lindsay and John just can’t say enough about how badly the Obama Administration behaved regarding Benghazi yet where were Lindsay and John when the Bush Administration failed miserably in protecting this country on 9/11? 


Why such an outrage about 4 lives lost in a far-away land and not even a glimmer of concern about the 2,977 human beings that lost their lives in the Homeland? 


Here’s another number we can to the Bush/Cheney score sheet;

 

DoD Fact Sheet

Consequences of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Updated November 9, 2009

 

Service Member Battlefield Casualties: 89,457

 

Chart #1, Department of Defense Deployments to War Zones

Deployed to War Zones

Service Members

Still in Military

Percent  in Military

Veterans Now Eligible for VA

Percent Veterans

1,893,284

791,313

42%

1,101,971

58%

 

Chart #2, Service Member Battlefield Casualties

Casualty Category

Iraq War

Afghanistan War

Both Wars

Deaths

4,345

906

5,251

Wounded in Action

31,557

4,434

35,991

Medically Evacuated Due to Injury or Disease 

39,232

8,983

48,215

Total Casualties

75,134

14,323

89,457

 

Chart #3, Estimated TBI and PTSD Casualties

Category

Estimated Veterans

Estimated Percent

Traumatic Brain Injury

370,000

19.5% of 1.9 million

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

350,000

18.5% of 1.9 million

 

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