He about tripled the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, from 33,000 to 98,000.
In 2011, President Obama, the Obama government sent naval and air forces into battle to overthrow the government of Libyan President Muammar al- Qaddafi.
President Obama and his government tried and failed to keep tens of thousands of troops in Iraq [as they are doing with Afghanistan] beyond the withdrawal deadline negotiated by the former President George W. Bush and his government.
Since 2009, President Obama’s/U.S. drone strikes have killed more than 2,000 people in Pakistan ─ including 240 civilians among them 62 children.
Since Barack Obama assumed the U.S. presidency, U.S. drone strikes have killed more than 400 people in Yemen
Somalia has suffered President’s/U.S. drone strikes, which are “harder to quantify.”
Naureckas concludes, “No matter how many wars you engage in, there are always wars you could have started but didn't”; and the Time Magazine writer he is critiquing “seems to be suggesting that those unfought wars ought to take the blame for any problems Obama leaves behind.”
…of lawlessness and cold-bloodedness,
global destabilization and provocation,
invasion and occupation,
breach of sovereignty and abuse of human rights of many nations and peoples.
"It is not just Democrats or Republicans or a particular president.
"It is a consciousness or attitude of Americans like you and me. We need to be working for peace for others as well as ourselves.…
You be the judge of the current president's (together with mass media and the U.S. Congress and corporate interests') foreign relations legacy.
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