Does anyone remember....

Does anyone remember....

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Boston

Brookline, MA

#1 Apr 22, 2012
During this point in the election cycle,
4 years ago,
ABC, NBC & CBS news programs each had little counters at the bottom corners of their screens tallying up US Soldier Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.

No program is doing that anymore.
Fact is, it ceased to be shortly after this president was elected.

If anyone is wondering how things are going over there now

MORE US Servicemen have died in Afghanistan in the 3.5 years Obama has been president, than during the 8 years of Bush.
(Look it up, NPR radio broadcast this fact 2 weeks ago)

My question is simple,
was this media manipulation,
using the deaths of our soldiers to point out mismanagement by the previous president,
but avoiding it now to NOT spotlight this presidents mismanagement?

Or is it that they feel US Servicemen Deaths aren't considered noteworthy anymore?
maybe

United States

#2 Apr 22, 2012
I remember.
You should have made this a poll.
Rug Doctor

Brookline, MA

#3 Apr 22, 2012
Boston

Brookline, MA

#4 Apr 22, 2012
Rug Doctor wrote:
watch this short video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =CZ-4gnNz0vcXX
wow
great video RD
Fed-up

Malden, MA

#5 Apr 22, 2012
Numbers from 2007
Total U.S. Military Gulf War Deaths: 73,846
– Deaths amongst Deployed: 17,847
– Deaths amongst Non-Deployed: 55,999

Total “Undiagnosed Illness”(UDX) claims: 14,874
Total number of disability claims filed: 1,620,906
- Disability Claims amongst Deployed: 407,911
- Disability Claims amongst Non-Deployed: 1,212,995

Percentage of combat troops that filed Disability Claims 36%

5 Millon Veterans totally from 1990 to present

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