Tuesday, March 25, 2008


For all those people voting for a Democrat just because they promise to end the war. Need to be aware of this little tidbit of information. More people in the military died while on active-duty during the Bill Clinton presidency, than have died since the war began in Iraq under George Bush.

I heard a reputable person ( Chuck Bates) give this information, but it just didn't sound right. I always like to check something out before I repeat it. Once again, I'm glad I did. This is what I found:

The claim that there were more U.S. military fatalities during the Bill Clinton administration than there have been to date under George W. Bush is false. Moreover, that erroneous conclusion was based on falsified statistics. Using the actual figures from the Congressional Research Service report cited above, the total military deaths under each of the two administrations are as follows:
Bill Clinton (1993 - 2000) ............. 7,500 deaths George W. Bush (2001 - 2006) .... 8,792 deaths Moreover, of the 7,500 fatalities that occurred on Clinton's watch, only 76 were attributable to hostile action; the rest were the result of accidents, homicide, illness, self-inflicted injuries, or unknown causes. For the record, here are the accurate totals for the past 26 years, including those omitted from the message above:

This is yet another example of Conservatives underestimating the public intelligence. He qualified his statement, but it was too late. It is better to let Liberals come to their own biased conclusions. Than let them catch Conservatives misrepresenting facts. The truth of the matter is this. Though we have been at war for the last six years. We have lost only 1200 more soldiers than during a time when we weren't. Not underscoring the death of anyone. Any loss of life is a tragedy. The fatalities in this war compared to all the others. Is quite significant.



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