Remember the liberal media running the death stats while President Bush was over the Afghanistan and Iraq War? Remember the liberal media doing the “in memoriums” at the end of their shows, listing the brave soldier’s names and the states they were from? What happened to the liberal media’s desire to show these deaths to America now that Obama is president?
Dave Poff over at RedState.com has some numbers that need to be pointed out.
I have been watching iCasualties.Org daily for the past 5 weeks. This is not a morbid curiosity; I have done this because I noticed back then that June 2010 was the worst month for US casualties of any so far in the Afghanistan war…ANY point during the 9 years we’ve been fighting it.
I noticed, upon further investigation, that the numbers were on pace to be even worse in July (which they ultimately were) and that there was not one [expletive deleted in deference to the posting guidelines] mention of this anywhere in the major media outlets. I was angry, however unsurprised I might have been, but I determined that I would quietly watch…and “listen”… to the news to see if anyone else was paying attention over these past 5 short weeks. They were not.
Over 50 Soldiers have died since I started paying attention, and the only news story I’ve seen tells of the 7 Soldiers that died last weekend. A death here or 2 or 3 there don’t, apparently, qualify as news. Meanwhile, our metrosexual President (unable to talk to the American people or the families of our fallen heroes because he’s been just too busy riding his girl’s mountain bike adorned in that goofy looking helmet which keeps him safe on his harrowing ride along the treacherous streets of Martha’s Vineyard), seems completely indifferent to these numbers.
I wouldn’t want to talk to these families either, if I were him.
In 86 months the total number of casualties in Afghanistan was 630 under the Bush command. Under Obama’s weak, waffling, hand-wringing and navel-gazing command, in just 19 months, the US casualty count as of August 30, 2010 now surpasses Bush’s numbers, sitting now at a total of 632…and counting. How can this be?
Most of us would have never known about these numbers because the liberal media has stopped reporting about soldiers who die since their candidate became president. Where is Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan? I don’t recall them protesting outside of Obama’s vacation mansion in Martha’s Vineyard. Why has the left stopped caring about the deaths of US soldiers? Barack Hussein Obama is not George W. Bush…that’s why.