The best way to sell President Obama’s war on terror? Hype hit lists and body counts, according to a new Democratic strategy memo out Tuesday.
Almost three times as many terrorists were killed in Obama’s first year as there were in all of President Bush’s second term, according to the memo from the centrist Democratic think tank Third Way, with more than 600 killed in 2009 compared to 230 killed between 2004 and 2008.
Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, killed in August. Top Al Qaeda official Sadam Hussein Al Hussami, killed this month. Saleh al Somali, senior Al Qaeda operations planner, killed in December. Mullah Omar’s deputy, captured in February. The memo puts the words “killed” and “captured” in boldface type.