The total military dead in the Iraq war between 2003 and this month stands at about 3,133. This is tragic, as are all deaths due to war, and we are facing a cowardly enemy unlike any other in our past that hides behind innocent citizens. Each death is blazoned in the headlines of newspapers and Internet sites. What is never compared is the number of military deaths during the Clinton administration: 1,245 in 1993; 1,109 in 1994; 1,055 in 1995; 1,008 in 1996. That’s 4,417 deaths in peacetime but, of course, who’s counting?” — Alicia Colon
As I’ve said. Every lost life is bad, but when people don’t put things into perspective, they get lost in numbers. 3000 seems bad, but 4000 during ‘peace’-time?
And all the liberals who say we shouldn’t play numbers with deaths, comparing two administrations is just stupid, are hypocrits. They’re the ones keeping tally on Iraq deaths.
“I just don’t like homosexuals. If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.” (Mr. Franken, a 1973 graduate of Harvard, was referring to Harvard’s Hasty Pudding theatrical club).” -> http://washingtontimes.com/national/20070220-122224-6807r.htm
Hm… so why the outrage at Tim Hardaway?
* 57% believe “The Iraq War is a key part of the global war on terrorism.”
* 57% “support finishing the job in Iraq, that is, keeping the troops there until the Iraqi government can maintain control and provide security for its people.
* 50% want our troops should stay and “do whatever it takes to restore order until the Iraqis can govern and provide security to their country” while only 17% favor immediate withdrawal
* 56% believe “Even if they have concerns about his war policies, Americans should stand behind the President in Iraq because we are at war.”
* 53% believe “The Democrats are going too far, too fast in pressing the President to withdraw the troops from Iraq.”
So, only 17% of Americans want immediate withdrawl? Wow, I guess the media and democratic hopefuls are out of touch with America, like usual.