Who Will Bomb More?

I am wondering what kind of awful foreign policy Trump will have. It’s bad so far but to be frank, how many wars will he start? How many will he escalate?

It’s deeply ironic (and quite frankly fucked up) that Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize. Granted he got it before he started five more wars. And we know the United States went from two wars to SEVEN under Obama.

Looking up when Obama started these wars, I found the following:

  • Syria – September 22, 2014
  • Libya – March 19, 2011
  • Yemen – circa March 2015
  • Somalia – circa September 2016
  • Pakistan – started before with Bush but severely escalated under Obama

I looked more into the war (or bombing) of Pakistan. I found some interesting stuff on Wikipedia concerning the number of drone strikes. And since I’m all about the numbers and facts, we found that Obama has droned Pakistan 373 times during his presidency. Trump has only droned Pakistan five times this year (numbers as of September 17, 2017).

Calculating it out, every day Obama was in office he has droned Pakistan roughly 0.12 times. Trump had been in office 240 days on September 17, 2017. Doing the math, Obama at the same point (240 days) of his presidency, he droned Pakistan 30.65 times. Take this and compare it to Trump’s only five times.

It’s so sad the United States has started so many wars and has bombed so many countries. Our tax dollars are going to bombing poor people rather than fixing us.

I thought Obama was going to be a peace president but, unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. There’s not much proof Trump will be a good president as far as foreign policy and starting wars goes either but these numbers make me hopeful. He hasn’t started any wars yet.

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