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Published: Sunday, April 29 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Hayden, ID

Does this mean Obama created more terrorists like GWB did?

Colorado Springs, CO

@Mountanman: Probably. Isn't there always a retaliation mentality that goes both ways?

Farmington, UT

Isn't al-Qaeda still way ahead in the killing score? Of course, they gave themselves a HUGE head start.

Cache, UT

Wait a minute...Didn't they start this whole thing? What a deluded bunch of fanatics.

Park City, Ut

I highly doubt AQ is ahead in the "killing totals" especially if you lump in the Taliban.

Just some examples:

In 2001 we estimate that roughly 16,000 Taliban and Al Qaida dead in various battles.
In 2002 up to 800 Taliban and Al Qaida dead during operation "Anaconda"
2003 - hundreds killed
2004 - hundreds killed
2005 - hundreds killed
2006 - roughly 4,500 killed
2007 - 4,478–7,000 killed
2008 - 3,800 - 5,000 killed
2009 - 4,610 killed
2010 - 5,225 killed
2011 - 4,275 killed
2012 - so far hundreds killed

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