“Dat Legacy” is the series we`ve done exposing scandals from “the only president to have never had a scandal”. You can read previous posts here. Today`s post looks at the number of bombs dropped under the Obama administration. Looking back at all the anti war protests that took place when George Bush was in office, it makes us wonder where the anti war left went during the 8 years of Obama
America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama’s reign
While candidate Obama came to office pledging to end George W Bush’s wars, he leaves office having been at war longer than any president in US history. He is also the only president to serve two complete terms with the nation at war.
President Obama did reduce the number of US soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, but he dramatically expanded the air wars and the use of special operations forces around the globe. In 2016, US special operators could be found in 70% of the world’s nations, 138 countries – a staggering jump of 130% since the days of the Bush administration.
Looking back at President Obama’s legacy, the Council on Foreign Relation’s Micah Zenko added up the defense department’s data on airstrikes and made a startling revelation: in 2016 alone, the Obama administration dropped at least 26,171 bombs. This means that every day last year, the US military blasted combatants or civilians overseas with 72 bombs; that’s three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day.