CounterPunch: Obama’s Death Toll at Home & Abroad

07 Other Atrocities

counterpunch squareObama Speech Ignored His Death Toll at Home and Abroad

While trumpeting the private death toll from guns, Obama ignored the 986 people killed by police in the United States last year according to The Washington Post‘s database.

To add a Euro flair to the evening, Obama could drape tri-color flags on a few empty seats to commemorate the 42 medical staff, patients, and others   slain at a  last Oct. 3 when an American   AC-130 gunship   blasted a French Médecins Sans Frontières‎ hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

On a more festive note, Obama could have saved seats for a wedding party. Twelve Yemenis who were celebrating nuptials on Dec. 12, 2013, would not have been able to attend Obama’s speech because they were blown to bits by a U.S. drone strike.

An indeterminate number of chairs could have been left vacant for the Syrian and Iraqi women, children and men who have been beheaded, maimed or otherwise slaughtered as a result of the massive arms shipments the Obama administration provided to Syrian “moderate” rebel groups…

and more.