SkepticalObservor: GWB's War Safer Than A Democrat CinC

Suprise surprise… the Clinton era consisted of 14,000 deaths amongst members of the U.S. military, compared to over 7,000 deaths in the Bush 43 era:

Now, since the number of dead members of America’s armed services aren’t and can’t really be the basis for the far Left complaints — clearly, fewer Americans are dying in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq than died on base in the United States, or on the Clinton Administration’s “peacekeeping” operations — what can it be that bothers them so?

Might it be a military which is actually pursuing American interests abroad?

Good point.

UPDATE: Busted by

Even though the CRS table does not include loss figures for the last two years of George W. Bush’s presidency, the total number of U.S. military losses that have occurred during his administration is already significantly higher than the equivalent figure for Bill Clinton’s presidency (8,792 vs. 7,500). When active duty deaths for 2007 and 2008 are factored in (the Pentagon has not yet released figures for these two years, but the U.S. suffered 1,014 war deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007 and at least another 100 so far in 2008), the discrepancy is even greater.

When we consider all the information in this table, we also find that the number of active duty losses during the Clinton presidency was less than half the number that occurred during the Reagan presidency, and only about 20% higher than the number that occurred during the George H.W. Bush presidency (even though Clinton served as president for twice as long as the elder Bush).

That’ll teach me not to factcheck!

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