Barack Obama dropped at least 26,171 bombs on foreign countries in 2016, according to an analysis by the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think tank, who say the majority of these bombs were dropped on Iraq and Syria.
Obama has bombed a total of seven foreign countries during his eight years as president.
From the CFR site:
“In President Obama’s last year in office, the United States dropped 26,171 bombs in seven countries. This estimate is undoubtedly low, considering reliable data is only available for airstrikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, and a single “strike,” according to the Pentagon’s definition, can involve multiple bombs or munitions. In 2016, the United States dropped 3,027 more bombs—and in one more country, Libya—than in 2015.”
The fact that Barack Obama was given a Nobel Peace Prize shortly after taking office was something of a joke at the time. He had just taken office and had not done much yet. What was then a bit of a lark about an inexperienced president has now become a disturbingly sick footnote to Barack Obama’s legacy of violence.
As I wrote in a piece on Wall Street Shill, Barack Obama has dropped bombs on seven countries during his administration, more than any president after the second world war.
“I wonder if Obama looks at his Nobel Peace Prize and laughs menacingly like a cartoon villain right before he makes the final decision to bomb some country or another. I wonder if he’s even involved in the decision-making process.
I will probably not get an answer to those questions, but I do know for a fact that Obama has bombed more countries than any living president, and even more than Ronald Reagan, who despite my having assumed would live eternally due to his vampirism is allegedly no longer alive.
I’m sure at this point a lot of Obama fanboys and girls are ready to just scroll down to the comments and call me a racist or something for posting a lie about Obama. Hopefully you’re still reading, so you can click on this link where the bombings of the countries on this list below are verified.”
It will be interesting to see if Donald Trump is more or less of a warmonger-in-chief than his predecessor. If he manages to reduce the volume of our unnecessary military ventures, it will be the final nail in the coffin of Obama’s legacy of shame, failure, and violent destruction.