Thursday, February 7, 2013

OBAMA/BIDEN (4) BUSH/CHENEY (2,977) plus

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