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How military deaths were their during the Clinton administration?

Peacetime Military Deaths in Clinton Years
Compared with Military Deaths in Iraq War February 20, 2007

There’s an interesting story today, or column. Well, it’s a story. It’s in the New York Sun. It’s by Alicia Colon, and it’s entitled, "Heroes and Cowards." But here’s the interesting paragraph. “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?”

Now, you might wonder, well, she doesn’t cite the source of these figures. But we found them. There’s a Department of Defense pdf file on death rates that you can download. I went to download it and I got it and then subsequent attempts after that the site was either down or it was locked and loaded. The point here is, of course these 4,417 deaths between 1993 and 1996, those are deaths in peacetime, those are for the most part accidental deaths. And you’ve heard people say this, I just wanted to get this out there and on the record: more deaths in four years of the Clinton administration due to military accidents than deaths in Iraq. If you look at this pdf, you will find that in 1980, which was the last year of the Carter administration, there were far more military deaths in 1980 than in any year of the Bush administration. The death rate was also higher, and that’s because of differences in the care given the training and standards and so forth. The point here is that we’re fighting the Iraq war with lower casualties than casualties expected from training accidents during peacetime.

I mention this just to show you how out of proportion and agenda oriented the death count in Iraq is. We’ve mentioned this before, as a matter of theory and prophecy. But here it is documented, and these numbers are available to anybody. Any journalist can go to the Department of Defense site and take a look and find these numbers. There is no interest on the part of any journalist to do so, because it would confound the agenda and the purpose of tallying up these deaths because these 3,133 deaths form the basis, do they not, of “We’ve got to get out of there! This is out of control, why, 3,133 battlefield deaths, whoa, this is horrible! We support the troops. We gotta get ’em out of harm’s way in a pointless, unjust war,” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, when in fact this war is rather successful in terms of the number of deaths, especially when you compare it to the number of troops who have been deployed.

I think there were around 100 of his "close business associates".

  1. JS
    March 20th, 2010 at 13:36 | #1

    lot less than during Bush Admin.
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  2. Mark P
    March 20th, 2010 at 14:26 | #2

    You’re comparing apples and oranges – total military deaths during the Clinton administration versus Iraq-only military deaths during the Bush administration.

    Looking at overall figures, military deaths declined throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s (absent a small blip for the first Gulf War) and have sharply increased since Bush Jr. took office.

    See graph in link.
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  3. Mr. Pibb
    March 20th, 2010 at 15:09 | #3

    Remember that only Republican presidents can be wrong. Soldiers that died for Clinton were "sacrificed for the good of the Party."
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  4. ~?Summer Breeze?~
    March 20th, 2010 at 15:17 | #4

    Well, of course, the liberal media is not going to expose any of those ‘secrets’ they hide from the general public. If they did that, they’d be betraying their own party and, heaven forbid, they get on the bad side of the Clintons, considering how many people, including investigators and even body guards, mysteriously died while the Clintons were in power. Just goes to show you how cowardly the libs are and how secretive they are in hiding these facts that they know would harm the liberal party. That info, if shared with the American public, would certainly turn people against them and, considering that they’re more concerned with votes (especially now with the presidential election just a year away), they don’t want to lose votes.

    They keep information like that from the public’s attention so they can continue with their ‘bash Bush campaign’ because of the war, when in fact, it is a necessary war. We are fighting an enemy that the world has not seen since WWII and, if we don’t fight them there, then the war will move to our soil and we’ll have to fight them here. The libs want to ‘cut and run’ and, if we do that, the soldiers that gave their lives there for our safety and security as well as for the freedom of the Iraqi people, would have died for nothing – their deaths would be in vain – meaningless. That’s the dems for ‘ya – ‘cut and runners’, not giving any thought to the long term effects if we cut and run, making the deaths of our soldiers totally in vain.

    Thanks for the info. If you have a blog or a ‘myspace’ page, may I suggest posting it on there? Perhaps even emailing it to Bill O’Reilly and/or Hannity and Colmes on Fox News? 😀 I think they’d find this info interesting – 🙂 If you want this info to get some ‘decent exposure’, sharing it with the fair-and-balanced station would certainly bring this to light – just a suggestion – 🙂
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