Friday, May 1, 2009

American War Deaths After Obama

April deadliest month this year for U.S. troops in Iraq

Do we still have American troops in harms way and getting killed on the battlefield?

You wouldn't think this based on the shifted focus by the mainstream media after they posted their own "Mission Accomplished" banner some 100 + 60 days ago with their electoral victory for "their guy".

The Obama Administration knew that in lifting the previous ban on photographing the flag draped coffins of dead American soldiers returning from the field of battle would be of no consequence to them. The left wing anti-war activists who would be inclined to show dead bodies in the context of seeking to embarrass the US military and the Commander In Chief have little interest in doing so against a commander that they like.

Thus despite the same outcomes (dead Americans) the reactions are markedly different. They focus on INTENTIONS rather than RESULTS.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Three U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on Thursday, making April the deadliest month for U.S. servicemembers this year.
Dozens of Iraqis were killed Wednesday after a series of car bombings in Baghdad.

Dozens of Iraqis were killed Wednesday after a series of car bombings in Baghdad.

Two Marines and a sailor were killed during operations against militants, according to a U.S. military news release. The military did not release the names of the troops.

In April, 18 U.S. troops died in Iraq, according to a CNN count of reported troop fatalities. Sixteen of those troops died in combat.

March's nine fatalities was the lowest death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq since 2003.

April was also the deadliest month this year for Iraqi civilians. At least 290 Iraqi civilians died in April, compared to 185 in March, according to an Interior Ministry official. Nearly 80 Iranian pilgrims were killed in suicide bombings last week.

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