Obama bombed more countries than Bush.
Bush: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia. Obama: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Syria. Barack Obama, the man many hoped would be the 'peace President' when he was elected, has bombed seven countries during his six years in office. Mr Obama was elected in 2009 partly of his opposition to the Iraq war and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after he assumed office. The arguably optimistic decision taken by the Norwegian Nobel Committee was taken just nine months into his Presidency and came as he was trying to manage the war in Afghanistan. His famous 'A New Beginning' speech in Cairo saw the President declare he was seeking a fresh start "between the United States and Muslims around the world", increasing hopes he would be the antidote to George W. Bush's controversial term. Almost six years later, Mr Obama has approved military operations and bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Syria. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) estimates the Obama administration has launched more than 390 drone strikes in five years across Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia – eight times as many approved during the entire Bush Presidency. It appears that when Obama promised "change" in 2008, he meant a change for the worse.