A new perspective on Afghanistan ala Chicago

Weekly Standard: “Chicago is an example of what makes this country great,” according to President Obama.

Having said that, however, Mr. Obama did not mention that “more Chicago residents — 228 — have been killed so far this year in the city than the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan – 144 — over the same period,” the Huffington Post noted in June.

“The war zone-like statistics are not new. As WBEZ reports, while some 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, more than 5,000 people have been killed by gun fire in Chicago during that time, based on Department of Defense and FBI data.

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