Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Bad Joke's Getting Worse

Besides the economy continuing to nosedive, Obama's war is not going well either. Despite 30,000 plus American troops sent to Afghanistan this year, the Taliban problem is growing worse.

The number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan this year now stands at 295, according to, a website which compiles official figures. Last year, 294 died.

Of the more than 100,000 coalition troops in the country, 63,000 of them are Americans. Where are the war protestors now? During Obama's watch more alliance troops have died since March than during the entire period from 2001-2004.

Aghanistan's election results also do not look promising. They indicate a turnout of about 5 million in a country of around 15 million eligible voters.

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