Administrator’s note: A friend of mine sent me this email with a report regarding “ War Casualty Lists and Statistics”. After reading these statistics, I cannot agree with the sender more and feel compelled to disseminate these facts to all my readers.

War Casualty Lists and Statistics

Why has the media not complained before the Iraq war????

These are some rather eye-opening facts:

As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the following statistics.

Annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the armed forces from 1980 through 2004:

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 ………. 1007
2003 ………. 1,410 —– 534*
2004 ………. 1,887 —– 900*
2005 ………. 919*
2006 ………. 920*
* Figures are Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom fatalities only

Does this really mean that the losses from the two current conflicts in the Middle East are LESS than the loss of military personnel during Mr. Clinton’s presidency? Were we at war?

Now, are you confused when you look at these figures? Especially look at 1980, during the reign of President “Nobel Peace Prize, Jimmy Carter” himself, there were 2,392 US military fatalities.

What this clearly indicates is that our media and our liberal politicians pick and choose, and they 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%

Now, 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 at:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

“[A] man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.”
Thomas Jefferson

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