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This report was sent to me by a friend via email and I do not know the original writer, but I have verified the statistics at the URL below and they are accurate. Are you surprised when you look at these figures? They indicate the loss from the two latest Middle East conflicts are less than the loss of military personnel during Clinton 's presidency when America wasn't even involved in a war--unless you include Bosnia and Mogadishu, Somalia. (Remember "Blackhawk Down"?) Even more surprising is that in 1980, during Carter presidency, there were 2,392 U.S. military fatalities!
These figures appear to indicate many members of our media and politicians pick and choose the information on which they report--that they present only those "facts" that support their agenda.
Consider the latest census of Americans. It shows the following distribution of American citizens by race:
Military Losses, 1980-2007
Whatever your politics, however you lean and however you feel about the current administration, this report is interesting.
As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the below statistics:
The annual fatalities, by any cause, of military members while actively serving in the armed forces from 1980 through 2006:
1980 2,392 (Carter)
Clinton years (1993-2000): 14,107 deaths
European descent . . 69.12 percent
Many members of the media lead us to believe the military death ratio is off balance compared to the distribution by race in America. Here are the fatalities by race over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom.
European descent . . . .74.31 percent
The facts from the spin.
These statistics are published by the Congressional Research Service and may be confirmed at: Congressional Research Services
"History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
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