Obama was the first president in U.S. history to oversee eight continuous years of war

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/01/18/510447582/after-8-years-of-unbroken-war-obama-hands-over-conflicts-to-trump

After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

January 18, 2017

Among the many things President Obama will be handing off to his successor this week: stubborn wars in three separate countries.

Obama came to office eight years ago vowing to end U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet President-elect Trump stands to inherit the nation’s longest war ever in Afghanistan, as well as renewed fighting in Iraq that has spread to Syria.

The outgoing president was reminded of the persistence of those wars at the pomp-filled farewell ceremony the Pentagon put on for him him earlier this month at a nearby military base.

“Mr. President, we’ve been at war throughout your tenure,” said Gen. Joesph Dunford, chosen by Obama in 2015 to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “That’s a period longer than any other American president.”

That’s right: Obama is the first president to serve eight years and preside over American wars during every single day of his tenure.

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January 22, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Military.

One Comment

  1. Honest Glenn replied:

    Well it is FINAL! In the eight yrs. as “The Kenya born impostor,” BO NEVER said anything that was truthful! Guess his Legacy will be that of being Consistent! A REAL PATHOLOGICAL LIAR!

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