Sunday, January 25, 2009

Will Obama Get the Blame for Afghanistan?

It has been mentioned for months, but I hadn’t seen any data until recently. The chart below is the number of American combat deaths by month in Afghanistan fom

According to ABC’s Jake Tapper’s Politcal Punch: (HT: EPJ)

As the U.S. military under the Obama administration increases efforts in Afghanistan and the surrounding region, there will be more American casualties, Vice President Biden said this morning on CBS' "Face the Nation."

"I hate to say it, but yes, I think there will be," Biden said in response to a question from host Bob Schieffer. "There will be an uptick. Because as the commander in Afghanistan said, he said, 'Joe, we will get this done, but we're going to be engaging the enemy much more.'"

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