Change… Nearly Twice as Many US Military Deaths in Afghanistan in 2009 As in 2008
A good solid B+
Twice as many US service members were killed in Afghanistan in 2008 than in the previous year.
We know… It’s Bush’s fault.
Nearly twice as many US service members were killed in Afghanistan in 2009 than in 2008.
ABC News reported:
Eight years after the war began, 2009 was the deadliest year for U.S. service members fighting in Afghanistan and the first time American casualties there exceeded the number in Iraq, Pentagon records show.
More than 312 American soldiers died in Afghanistan last year — nearly twice as many as in 2008. In Iraq, only 150 Americans lost their lives, half as many as the year before.
December 2009 was also the first month since the U.S.-led war in Iraq began in March 2003 without a U.S. combat death. The three U.S. casualties in Iraq in December were the result of non-combat related incidents.
Military officials and analysts predict the trend will continue into 2010.
It’s really no surprise then that belief that the bad guys are winning the War on Terror is now at its highest level in over two years.