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Subject: Food For Thought! Subject: : Military Losses, 1980 thru 2007

Whatever your politics, however you lean, and however you feel about the
current administration, this report should open some eyes. Military losses,
1980 through 2007.

As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the
following statistics:
The annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the
armed forces from 1980 through 2006 - by any cause.
1980 ......... 2,392 ( Carter Year )
1981 .......... 2,380 ( Reagan Year)
1984 ......... 1,999 ( Reagan Year)
1988 .......... 1,819 ( Reagan Year)
1989 .......... 1,636 ( George H W Year )
1990 ......... 1,508 ( George H W Year )
1991 .......... 1,787 ( George H W Year )
1992 .......... 1,293 ( George H W Year )
1993 ......... 1,213 ( Clinton Year)
1994 .......... 1,075 ( Clinton Year)
1995 ......... 2,465 ( Clinton Year)
1996 .......... 2,318 ( Clinton Year)
1997 ......... 817 ( Clinton Year)
1998 ......... 2,252 ( Clinton Year)
1999 .......... 1,984 ( Clinton Year)
2000 ...........1,983 ( Clinton Year)
2001 ............. 890( George W Year )
2002 .......... 1,007 ( George W Year )
2003 .......... 1,410 ( George W Year )
2004 .......... 1,887 ( George W Year )
2005 ............. 919 ( George W Year )
2006.............. 920 ( George W Year )
2007............. 899 ( George W Year )
Clinton years (1993-2000): 14,107 deaths
George W years (2001-2007): 7,932 deaths
If you are surprised when you look at these figures, so was I. These figures
mean that the loss from the two latest conflicts in the Middle East are LESS
than the loss of military personnel during Bill Clinton 's presidency;
when America wasn't even involved in a war! (Unless you include Bosnia or
the disgrace of Mogadishu , Somalia when Clinton failed to respond to
terrorists; Remember 'Blackhawk Down'?)

And, I was even more shocked when I read that in 1980, during the reign of
President (Nobel Peace Prize winner) Jimmy Carter , there were 2,392 US
military fatalities! From what? How?
I think that these figures indicate that many members of our Media and our
politicians will pick and choose the information on which they report. Of
course we all know that they present only those 'facts' which support their
agenda-driven reporting. But why do so many of them march in lock-step to twist
the truth? Where do so many of them get their agenda? Obviously there is one
shared agenda. Could it be from the most powerful
Democratic family of the decade?

Do you want further proof? Consider the latest census of Americans. It shows
the following FACTS about the distribution of American citizens, by race:

European descent .......................69.12%
Hispanic.......................................12.5%
Black ....................................... .12.3%
Asian... ......................................... 3.7%
Native American............................1.0%
Other.............................................2.6%

Many media lead us to feel the military death ratio is off balanced
compared to the distribution by race in America . Here are the fatalities by RACE
over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom. Do the comparison yourself.

European descent (white) .......74.31%
Hispanic....................................10.74%
Black ........................................ 9.67%
Asian......................................... 1.81%
Native American........................ 1.09%
Other.......................................... 0.33%
I was surprised again. Our mainstream media continues to spin these figures
(for political gain). Nothing more. It's all about politics.
I hope that during the time between now and November, intelligent Americans
can decipher:
the facts from the spin,
the spinners from the leaders,
those who seek even more power from those that seek justice,
and the dividers from the uniters.

Over the next months let's be good listeners and see and hear who tries to
divide our nation; and who wants to unite our nation. Who wants to control how
our money is spent and who wants our money spent the way we would spend it.
Who seeks power and who seeks justice? Who spins the facts and who is
genuine.

These statistics are published by Congressional Research Service, and they
may be confirmed by anyone at:
_http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf_
(http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf)

'History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid.' -
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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