Wednesday, March 22, 2006

From Redstate , a gathering of statistics that any mainstream media outlet could bring to you, but won't, because it destroys the narrative:

On the third anniversay of the Iraq war, the MSM keeps bombarding us with stories and statistics trying to compare this war to the carnage in Vietnam, trying to make us think that US soldiers are dying at an alarming number due to Bush's failures

Take a look at the actual US Military Casualty figures since 1980. If you do the math, you wil find quite a few surpises. First of all, let's compare numbers of US Military personnel that died during the first term of the last four presidents.
George W. Bush . . . . . 5187 (2001-2004)

Bill Clinton . . . . . . . . . 4302 (1993-1996)
George H.W. Bush . . . . 6223 (1989-1992)
Ronald Reagan . . . . . . 9163 (1981-1984)

Even during the (per MSM) utopic peacetime of Bill Clinton's term, we lost 4302 service personnel. H.W. Bush and Reagan actually lost significantly more personnel while never fighting an extensive war, much less a simulaltaneous war on two theaters

In 2004, more soldiers died outside of Iraq and Afghanistan than died inside these two war zones (900 in these zones, 987 outside these zones). The reason is that there are usually a fair number that die every year in training accidents, as well as a small number of illness and suicide. Yet the MSM would make you think that US soldiers are dying at a high number in these zones, and at a significantly higher number than in past years or under past presidents. This is all simlpy outright lies and distortion.
Taken all together, it is clear to see that the military is actually doing a fine job and suffering very low casualty rates. It also shows that our enemies are not quite as efficient as the MSM and world press would like them to be.
It would seem that Bush and Rumsfield are actually doing a wonderful job in Iraq and, although there have been setbacks, the war is far from the tragedy the press wants us to believe

The problem is that the facts simply do not matter to the MSM. Tomorrow's headline will declare "One Killed, As Bloodshed Continues Unabated In Iraq". They will quote elected (Democratic) officials declaring a timetable for a pullout; and find those half-dozen war protesters for angry quotes (or hit the speed dial for Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, or Charlie Sheen!).

This is why the media is considered to be traitorous. America is slowly winning a very difficult war with relatively minimal casualities; yet the press works overtime every day to try to force an American surrender. They do not report the whole truth, only the tidbits that fit the "another Vietnam/Bush lied" storyline. They suffer, and we all suffer, from the aposty of America's once mighty media apparatus...

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