Watchwoman on the Wall

Watchwoman on the Wall


64 Percent of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Happened on Obama’s Watch

posted by Donna Calvin
Watchwoman: Do you recall during President George W. Bush’s term, nearly nightly on local and 24/7 Cable News, as well as free over-the-airwaves national news programs we got a daily count of the deaths in “Bush’s War.”  Then the recant would start on how many mistakes Bush made getting us into a war we couldn’t win.  Have you noticed that you haven’t heard this nearly nightly death dirge since Obama took over the DC White House?  Have you ever wondered why?  Especially in view of the headline that CNS News confronts us with, “64 Percent of U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Happened on Obama’s Watch.”  (And still counting.) Does this feel just a little like censorship of the news?  Spin?  Or outright deception and lies?  Have you noticed that there’s one word that is censored in DC and it begins with the letter “L”.  ▬  Donna Calvin
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Monday, August 01, 2011
By Edwin Mora


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(CNSNews.com) - At least 1,019 U.S. troops have died in and around Afghanistan since President Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, according to CNSNews.com’s count, which runs through July 31, 2011.

Those 1,019 deaths represent about 64 percent of the total 1,588 deaths that have occurred since Oct. 7, 2001, when U.S. forces began fighting in Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime that was harboring al Qaeda.  At least 32 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan last month.

So far this year, from January through the end of July, there have been at least 230 U.S. military deaths, 35 fewer then the tally from the same period last year.

The 497 American soldiers who died in Afghanistan in 2010 make that year the deadliest since the war started in October 2001.

The majority of American fatalities in the Afghanistan war have been combat-related. Of the 1,019 deaths under President Obama’s watch, at least 932 (about 91 percent) have been combat-related. (See chart)

In the course of the Afghanistan war, there have been at least 1,381 combat-related deaths, which is about 87 percent of the total 1,588 U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives in and around Afghanistan.  The remaining non-combat deaths occurred as a result of accidents, illnesses, drowning, or some other non-combat cause.

Read the rest of this upsetting untold story at: http://cnsnews.com/node/106552



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