BlogBlurb: Take your false facts and stuff ‘em…

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It is now the official Election Year nationally, I have been getting these reports sent to me. This one was particularly interesting ( I have included a link to the original report). Whatever your politics, however you lean, however you feel about the War on Terrorism, this report should open some eyes.

Military losses, 1980 through 2006

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These are some rather eye-opening facts.

Since the start of the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, the sacrifice has been enormous. In the time period from the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 through today, we have lost over 3,000 military personnel to enemy action and accidents.

As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the following statistics: The annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the armed forces from 1980 through 2006:

1980 …….. 2,392 (Carter Year)
1981 ……… 2,380 (Reagan Year)
1984 ………. 1,999 (Reagan Year)
1988 ………. 1,819 (Reagan Year)
1989 ………. 1,636 (George HW Year)
1990 ……… 1,508 (George HW Year)
1991 ………. 1,787 (George HW Year)
1992 ………. 1,293 (George HW Year)
1993 ………. 1,213 (Clinton Year)
1994 ………. 1,075 (Clinton Year)
1995 ………..2,465 (Clinton Year)
1996 ……… 2,318 (Clinton Year) Clinton years @14,000 deaths
1997 ……… 817 (Clinton Year)
1998 …….. 2,252 (Clinton Year)
1999 ……… 1,984 (Clinton Year)
2000 ……….1,983 (Clinton Year)
2001 ………. 890 (George W Year)
2002 ………. 1,007 (George W Year)
2003 ………. 1,410 (George W Year)
2004 ………. 1,887 (George W Year) George W years (2001-2006): 7,033 deaths
2005 ……… 919 (George W Year)
2006……….. 920 (George W Year)

If you are confused when you look at these figures, so was I.

Do these figures mean that the loss from the two latest conflicts in the Middle East are LESS than the loss of military personnel during Mr. Clinton’s presidency; when America wasn’t even involved in a war? And, I was even more confused; when I read that in 1980, during the reign of President (Nobel Peace Prize winner) Jimmy Carter, there were 2,392 US military fatalities!

These figures indicate that many members of our Media and our Politicians will pick and choose. They present only those “facts” which support their agenda-driven reporting. Why do so many of them march in lock-step to twist the truth? Where do so many of them get their marching-orders for their agenda?

The latest census, of Americans, shows the following distribution of American citizens, by Race: European descent……………………….69.12%
Hispanic ………………………………… 12.5%
Black………………………………………..12.3%
Asian ………………………………………..3.7%
Native American ……………………….1.0%
Other ………………………………………. 2.6%

Now… here are the fatalities by Race; over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom:
European descent (white) ………….74.31%
Hispanic …………………………………….10.74%
Black ………………………………………….9.67%
Asian …………………………………………1.81%
Native American ……………………….1.09%
Other ………………………………………..0.33%

The point here is that our mainstream media continues to spin these figures (for liberal political gain). Nothing more…its all about politics and the libs are famous for turning American against American for a vote. (These statistics are published by Congressional Research Service, and they may be confirmed by anyone at: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf ) Now ask yourself two questions:

“Why does the mainstream Print and TV Media never print statistics like these?”
and
“Why do the mainstream media hate the (world wide) web as much as they do?”

Ensure you do your homework before you place your vote. Because the media does their own, and they know how to manipulate those who don’t.

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