Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Military Deaths, Just The Facts

This is from commentator JDH over at Sound Politics.

This is too important not to post the entire thing. I am willing to bet the number of people who are aware of this is approximately... zero... give or take zero.

Facts, just the facts ... they are always disturbing, but most of our media sources never let facts stand in the way of ideology... It is clear that a left-leaning press can make anything sound bad and we all become victims ... its just life in America, the freest and safest country in the world and not, as some would have us believe, a nation headed down the road to fascism ... accept it.

Military Death Numbers
Below some very interesting data reference deaths in the military which you will not read in your local newspaper nor will it appear on any news broadcast - radio or TV.
This may help you enlighten folks around you regarding the brave and courageous young people serving in our military.
Deaths in the Military
1980 ....... 2,392
1981 .......... 2,380
1982 .......... 2,318
1983 .......... 2,465
1984 .......... 1,999
1985 .......... 2,252
1986 .......... 1,984
1987 .......... 1,983
1988 .......... 1,819
1989 .......... 1,636
1990 .......... 1,508
1991 .......... 1,787
1992 .......... 1,293
1993 .......... 1,213
1994 .......... 1,075
1995 .......... 1,040
1996 .......... 974
1997 .......... 817
1998 .......... 826
1999 .......... 795
2000 .......... 774
2001 .......... 890
2002 .......... 1,007
2003 ....... ...1,410 [534*]
2004 .......... 1,887 [900*]
2005.......... [919*]
2006.......... [920*]
Figures so noted with an asterisk (*) indicates deaths as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
You may initially feel confused when you look at these figures - especially when you see that in 1980, during the term of President Jimmy Carter, there were 2,392 US military fatalities. What this clearly indicates is that our media and our liberal politicians pick and choose and tend to present only those facts that support their agenda driven reporting. Another fact our left media and politicians like to slant is that these brave men and women losing their lives are minorities. Wrong again - The latest census shows the following:
European descent (white)..... 69.12%
Hispanic................................ 12.5%
African American................... 12.3%
Asian..................................... 3.7%
Native American.................... 1.0%
Other..................................... 2.6%
The fatalities over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom are:
European descent (white)..... 74.31%
Hispanic................................ 10.74%
African American.................. 9.67%
Asian..................................... 1.81%
Native American.................... 1.09%
Other..................................... 2.33%
These statistics are published by DOD and may be viewed here.

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